NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Natural Resources

TIME & DATE:  8:00AM, Friday, July 14, 2006

PLACE: Dallas, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Kip Averitt

Dallas City Hall, Room 6ES

The Senate Committee on Natural Resources will reconvene to consider
public and invited testimony on the following:

Friday, July 14th, 2006, 8:00 a.m.:

Interim Charge #2:  Study and assess all issues related to ground and
surface water law, policy and management, including, but not limited to:

  -the role of federal, state, regional and local governments, including
   river authorities and other water management entities, and their
   jurisdiction, authority, and coordination in setting consistent,
   nondiscrimintory water policies;
  -the statutory, regulatory, and/or economic impediments to implementing
   key water management strategies recommended in the Regional and State
   Water Plans;
  -the role of groundwater conservation districts;
  -conjunctive use of both ground and surface water resources;
  -rule of capture;
  -historic use standards;
  -water infrastucture and financing, including financing sources for new
   water resources;
  -interbasin transfers;
  -water rights, including environmental flows, junior water rights;
  -the transistion of water rights from agricultural to municipal and
   industrial uses and coordination among transitioning water management
  -drought preparedness;
  -and water marketing.

All testimony will be limited to these subjects.  Please direct questions
to the committee office at (512)463-0390.