COMMITTEE:    Natural Resources 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. Tracy King 


The Committee will meet in a public hearing to consider the following items:


Monitor the implementation of SB 1160, relating to the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District, and explore ways in which the state can further support the construction of a coastal barrier system.


Review the adequacy and efficiency of current mechanisms used to compensate water right holders when the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality temporarily transfers a water right under an emergency authorization. Make appropriate recommendations for the protection of private property rights of water right holders.


Monitor newly adopted and proposed federal regulations that could impact activities that fall within the jurisdiction of the committee, including regulations under consideration by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of waters of the United States.



Electronic public comments will be available for:


Implementation of SB 1160/coastal barrier.


Water rights curtailment.


Waters of the United States (WOTUS).


For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person

witness registration, can be found here:


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here:


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health

and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to

agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until

the hearing is adjourned by visiting:





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.