The House Committee on Environmental Regulation

85th Legislature

January 23, 2018

Upon adjournment of the Subcommittee



Pursuant to a notice posted on January 17, 2018, the House Committee on Environmental Regulation met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Pickett, at 1:01 p.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Pickett; Thompson, Ed; Cyrier; Dale; Kacal; Landgraf; Lozano; and Rodriguez, Eddie.


A quorum was present.



(Representative Reynolds now present.)


The Committee met to discuss Interim Charge #1: Examine the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) response and clean-up efforts related to Hurricane Harvey. Study whether current air, water, waste, and wastewater rules and regulations adequately protect the public, natural resources, environment, infrastructure, residential areas, and industrial facilities from damage caused by natural disasters. Evaluate the debris cleanup and removal process and whether current rules and regulations are effective in expediting cleanup efforts. Make recommendations on how natural disaster responses can be improved.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 3:15 p.m., on the motion of Representative Pickett and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Pickett, Chair




Julie Young, Clerk