Honorable Dennis Bonnen, Chair, House Committee on Environmental Regulation
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3141 by Hughes (Relating to outdoor burning in certain counties under the Texas Clean Air Act.), As Introduced
The bill would prohibit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from controlling or prohibiting outdoor burning of certain waste in a county with a population of less than 175,000. The burning must occur at a site used for consolidated burning of waste that is located outside a municipality and is supervised by an employee of a fire department. The bill would take effect September 1, 2005.
The requirements of the bill would result in TCEQ having to make rulemaking and guidance changes. The agency assumes these changes can be made within existing resources.
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