Tuesday, February 15, 2005 
                           1:00 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural  
         Resources was held on Tuesday, February 15, 2005, in the Capitol  
         Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister              Senator Gonzalo  
         Senator Mike Jackson                    Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Craig Estes                     Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Juan Hinojosa                   Senator Frank Madla 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Kel Seliger 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Committee heard invited testimony concerning floodplain  
         The Chair recognized the following witnesses for testimony with  
         regard to floodplain management: 
         Beaird, Norris "Skip" Texas Department of Housing and Community  
         Affairs (TDHCA) Staff 
         Birdwell, Wes P.E., Halff Associates, Texas Floodplain  
         Management Association  
         Colley, Jack, State Coordinator, Division of Emergency  
         Eden, Dan, Deputy Director of Permitting, Remediation and  
         Registration, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) 
         Montalvo, Domingo, City Councilman, Wharton City Council 
         Oakley, James, Burnet County Commissioner, Burnet County 
         Reid, Stan, Chief Information Officer, Texas Association of  
         Richardson, Ross, Branch Chief, Mitigation, Federal Emergency  
         Management Agency (FEMA) Region VI 
         Rothe, Greg, General Manager, San Antonio River Authority (SARA) 
         Tidwell, Jr., John E., Manager of Environmental and  
         Developmental Programs, North Central Texas Council of  
         Ward, J. Kevin, Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development  
         West, William E., P.E. General Manager Guadalupe-Blanco River  
         The Chair recognized the following witnesses who registered but  
         did not testify: 
         Cowan, Mike, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) 
         Gouris, Tom, Director of Real Estate Analysis, Texas Department  
         of Housing and Community Affairs 
         Howard, Mike, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) 
         Mullican, Bill, Deputy Executive Administrator for Planning,  
         Texas Water Development Board  
         Stone, Charles, Executive Director, Office of Rural Community  
         Ward, Gilbert, Flood Grant Coordinator, Texas Water Development  
         There being no further business, at 4:00 P.M., the Chair moved  
         that the Senate Natural Resources Committee stand recessed  
         subject to the call of the Chair. There being no objection, it  
         was so ordered. 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister, Chair 
         Kelly C. Gilbert, Committee Clerk