WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Paul S. Lewis, who is retiring on February 28, 2017,
  from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality after 38 years
  of outstanding service with the state; and
         WHEREAS, Paul Lewis began his career in state service in 1979
  with the Texas Department of Water Resources; he remained with the
  agency through three name changes as it became the Texas Water
  Commission, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission,
  and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; and
         WHEREAS, His first assignment with the agency was in the
  Underground Injection Control program; he went on to play an
  important role in developing protocols for groundwater
  compliance and protection issues; he is retiring from his
  position in the Remediation Division, Office of Waste; and
         WHEREAS, Talented and resourceful, he has handled his many
  responsibilities throughout his career with exceptional
  efficiency and dedication; he has done outstanding work in
  furthering the public understanding of the Risk Reduction Rules
  of 1993 and the Texas Risk Reduction Program Rule of 1999; and
         WHEREAS, An exemplary public servant, he is respected and
  admired by his colleagues, and his presence with the Texas
  Commission on Environmental Quality will be greatly missed; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby commend Paul S. Lewis on his exceptional
  service to the people of Texas as an employee of the Texas
  Commission on Environmental Quality and extend to him best wishes
  for continued success in all his endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  him as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 28, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate