HB 2497

85(R) - 2017
House Environmental Regulation
House Environmental Regulation

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative
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Harold Dutton Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to the notice of intent to obtain a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, certain criteria must be met in order for an environmental permit application to be considered administratively complete. HB 2497 would require that, once an application qualifies as administratively complete, the applicant place a sign at the site of the facility providing notice that an application has been filed and contact information for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill adds new regulations to environmental permit applicants, increasing the scope of government regulation. We oppose HB 2497.

Organizations Supporting

Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club
Travis County Commissioners Court

Organizations Opposed

Texas Association of Business