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SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 16, 2022

PLACE: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Charles Perry

 

The Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs will meet Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10:00 am to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:

 

Groundwater Management and Protection: Evaluate the status and effectiveness of the State's groundwater management process, including data used to support regional water planning and conservation goals. Report on the effectiveness of the State's groundwater protection efforts and whether statutory changes are needed to protect groundwater quality.

 

Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs passed by the 87th Legislature, as well as relevant agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. Specifically, make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation of the following:

 

       Senate Bill 8 (86th Legislature), Relating to state and regional flood planning;

 

       Senate Bill 601 (87th Legislature), Relating to the creation and activities of the Texas Produced Water Consortium;

 

       Senate Bill 905 (87th Legislature), Relating to guidance on the regulations applicable to the potable reuse of wastewater; and

 

       House Bill 3516 (87th Legislature), Relating to the regulation of the recycling of fluid oil and gas waste.

 

Public testimony is limited to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide 15 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AND WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, SUCH AS A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR PERSONAL ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE SENATE COMMITTEE COORDINATOR AT 512/463-0070, 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING SO APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.

 

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