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Committee on Environmental Regulation - 77th R.S. (2001)
Examine problems related to lost and stolen radioactive material, including sources abandoned downhole in drilling operations.
Study the production, transportation, use and disposal of hazardous and radioactive materials that could be used in terrorist actions. Review the management and security of public drinking water systems. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
Identify and prioritize environmental issues on the Texas-Mexico border, including air quality and solid waste.
Examine the progress of programs related to vehicle inspection and maintenance and low-income repair assistance.
Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including specifically, implementation of HB 2912 77th R.S., the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Sunset Legislation, and SB 5 77th R.S., to ensure compliance with federal Clean Air Act standards and deadlines.
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