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Texas Laws | Water Code
WATER CODE
TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

(b) "Land stewardship," as used in this code, is the voluntary practice of managing land to conserve or enhance suitable landscapes and the ecosystem values of the land. Land stewardship includes land and habitat management, wildlife conservation, and watershed protection. Land stewardship practices include runoff reduction, prescribed burning, managed grazing, brush management, erosion management, reseeding with native plant species, riparian management and restoration, and spring and creek-bank protection, all of which benefit the water resources of this state. (43)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (H.B. 4), Sec. 2, eff. June 15, 2007. (44)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1430 (S.B. 3), Sec. 2.02, eff. September 1, 2007. (45)

TITLE 2. WATER ADMINISTRATION (46)(Text)

SUBTITLE A. EXECUTIVE AGENCIES (47)(Text)

CHAPTER 5. TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (48)(Text)
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS (49)(Text)
Sec. 5.001. DEFINITIONS. (50)(Text)

In this chapter: (51)

(1) "Board" means the Texas Water Development Board. (52)

(2) "Commission" means the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (53)

(3) "Executive director" means the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (54)

(4) "Clean coal project" means the installation of one or more components of the coal-based integrated sequestration and hydrogen research project to be built in partnership with the United States Department of Energy, commonly referred to as the FutureGen project. The term includes the construction or modification of a facility for electric generation, industrial production, or the production of steam as a byproduct of coal gasification to the extent that the facility installs one or more components of the FutureGen project. (55)

(5) "Coal" has the meaning assigned by Section 134.004, Natural Resources Code. (56)

(6) "Component of the FutureGen project" means a process, technology, or piece of equipment that: (57)

(A) is designed to employ coal gasification technology to generate electricity, hydrogen, or steam in a manner that meets the FutureGen project profile; (58)

(B) is designed to employ fuel cells to generate electricity in a manner that meets the FutureGen project profile; (59)

(C) is designed to employ a hydrogen-fueled turbine to generate electricity where the hydrogen is derived from coal in a manner that meets the FutureGen project profile; (60)

(D) is designed to demonstrate the efficacy at an electric generation or industrial production facility of a carbon dioxide capture technology in a manner that meets the FutureGen project profile; (61)

(E) is designed to sequester a portion of the carbon dioxide captured from an electric generation or industrial production facility in a manner that meets the FutureGen project profile in conjunction with appropriate remediation plans and appropriate techniques for reservoir characterization, injection control, and monitoring; (62)

(F) is designed to sequester carbon dioxide as part of enhanced oil recovery in a manner that meets the FutureGen project profile in conjunction with appropriate techniques for reservoir characterization, injection control, and monitoring; (63)

(G) qualifies for federal funds designated for the FutureGen project; (64)

(H) is required to perform the sampling, analysis, or research necessary to submit a proposal to the United States Department of Energy for the FutureGen project; or (65)

(I) is required in a final United States Department of Energy request for proposals for the FutureGen project or is described in a final United States Department of Energy request for proposals as a desirable element to be considered in the awarding of the project. (66)

(7) "FutureGen project profile" means a standard or standards relevant to a component of the FutureGen project, as provided in a final or amended United States Department of Energy request for proposals or contract. (67)

Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 795, Sec. 1.001, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 3, Sec. 1.001, eff. Aug. 12, 1991. (68)

Amended by: (69)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1097 (H.B. 2201), Sec. 6, eff. June 18, 2005. (70)

Sec. 5.002. SCOPE OF CHAPTER. (71)(Text)

The powers and duties enumerated in this chapter are the general powers and duties of the commission and those incidental to the conduct of its business. The commission has other specific powers and duties as prescribed in other sections of this code and other laws of this state. (72)

Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 795, Sec. 1.001, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (73)

SUBCHAPTER B. ORGANIZATION OF THE TEXAS NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (74)(Text)
Sec. 5.011. PURPOSE OF CHAPTER. (75)(Text)

It is the purpose of this chapter to provide an organizational structure for the commission that will provide more efficient and effective administration of the conservation of natural resources and the protection of the environment in this state and to define the duties, responsibilities, authority, and functions of the commission and the executive director. (76)

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