Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee Meeting


Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:00 a.m.
E.O. Thompson Building, 7th Floor Public Meeting Room
920 Colorado Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum
  3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of August 20, 2010
  4. Public Comment
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion
    1. Executive Office
      1. Recent developments
      2. TDLR use of social media
      3. Strategic Planning
    2. General Counsel
      1. Rule Review
    3. Compliance Division
      1. New policy statement on planned weather modification by the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
      2. Reports of cloud-seeding results in the international news
      3. Prospects for resumption of cloud-seeding research in Texas
  6. Field meteorologists report on status of rain-enhancement activities and project meteorologists’ handbook
  7. Reports from committee working groups on weather modification rules including repeal or deleting any rules as part of the Department’s rule simplification project
  8. Consideration and possible recommendation on changes to weather modification rules regarding definitions, advisory committee, application requirements, record keeping requirements, hail suppression, issuance of permits, and elections
  9. Consideration and possible recommendation on application for renewal of weather modification permit: Belding Farms of Fort Stockton
  10. Consideration and possible recommendation on a request for exemption status for a proposed rain-enhancement demonstration project in the Trans-Pecos region
  11. Recommendations for agenda items for next meeting
  12. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  13. Adjournment
NOTE: Public Comments and questions during the meeting are welcome. Public comments and questions should be restricted to the subject matter being considered at the time.

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