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Texas Laws | Natural Resources Code
NATURAL RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 2. PUBLIC DOMAIN

(b) In implementing this chapter, the commissioner to the greatest extent practicable shall employ federal funds unless federal funds will not be available in an adequate period of time. (3017)

(c) All federal funds received by the state relating to response to unauthorized discharges of oil under this chapter shall be deposited in the fund. (3018)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 10, Sec. 1, eff. March 28, 1991. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 146, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (3019)

SUBCHAPTER G. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (3020)(Text)
Sec. 40.301. INTERSTATE COMPACTS. (3021)(Text)

The commissioner may enter into compacts or agreements with other states consistent with and to further the purposes of this chapter. The commissioner may also participate in initiatives to develop multistate and international standards and cooperation on unauthorized discharge prevention and response. (3022)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 10, Sec. 1, eff. March 28, 1991. (3023)

Sec. 40.302. INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. (3024)(Text)

The commissioner by interagency contract shall enter into agreements with state institutions of higher education for research, testing, and development of oil discharge prevention and response technology, oil discharge response training, wildlife and natural resources rescue and rehabilitation, development of computer models to predict the movements and impacts of unauthorized discharges of oil, and other purposes consistent with and in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter. Contracts or agreements relating to wildlife and aquatic resources shall be made in coordination with the Parks and Wildlife Department. To the greatest extent possible, contracts shall be coordinated with studies being done by other state agencies, the federal government, or private industry to minimize duplication of efforts. (3025)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 10, Sec. 1, eff. March 28, 1991. (3026)

Sec. 40.304. SMALL SPILL EDUCATION PROGRAM. (3027)(Text)

The commissioner shall develop and conduct a voluntary spill prevention education program that targets small spills from commercial fishing vessels, offshore support vessels, ferries, cruise ships, ports, marinas, and recreational boats. The small spill education program shall illustrate ways to reduce oil contamination of bilge water, accidental spills of motor oil and hydraulic fluid during routine maintenance, and spills during refueling. The program shall illustrate proper disposal of oil and promote strategies to meet shoreside oil handling and disposal needs of targeted groups. The program shall include a series of training materials and workshops and the development of educational materials. (3028)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 776, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (3029)

SUBTITLE D. DISPOSITION OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (3030)(Text)

CHAPTER 51. LAND, TIMBER, AND SURFACE RESOURCES (3031)(Text)
Sec. 51.001. DEFINITIONS. (3032)(Text)

In this chapter: (3033)

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the General Land Office. (3034)

(2) "Land office" means the General Land Office. (3035)

(3) "Board" means the School Land Board. (3036)

(4) "Comptroller" means the Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas. (3037)

(5) "Board of regents" means the board of regents of The University of Texas System. (3038)

(6) "Public school land" means all land of the state that is dedicated to the permanent school fund. (3039)

(7) "Appraiser" means a state certified or state licensed real estate appraiser who is employed by or contracts with the land office and who performs professional valuation services competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective. (3040)

(8) "Surveyed land" means all or part of any tract of land surveyed either on the ground or by protraction and dedicated to or acquired on behalf of the public school fund which is unsold and for which field notes are on file in the land office or that may be delineated on the maps of that office as such. (3041)

(9) "Unsurveyed land" means any land that is not included in surveys on file in the land office or surveys delineated on maps of that office. (3042)

(10) "Land" or "real property" means any interest in the physical land and appurtenances attached to the land, including improvements. (3043)

(11) "Market value" has the meaning assigned by Section 1.04, Tax Code. (3044)

(12) "Sovereign land" means land that has not been sold and severed by the sovereign. (3045)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2417, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1423, Sec. 14.02, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 280, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003. (3046)

Amended by: (3047)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1098 (H.B. 2217), Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2005. (3048)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1175 (H.B. 3461), Sec. 13, eff. June 19, 2009. (3049)

SUBCHAPTER B. PROVISIONS GENERALLY APPLICABLE TO THE MANAGEMENT (3050)(Text)

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Sec. 51.011. MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL LAND. (3052)(Text)

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