Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas 78723


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A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum

C. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of August 20, 2015

D. Public Comment

E. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion

1. Executive Office

a. Legislative update

b. Recent developments

2. Office of Innovation

a. Status of permitted weather modification operations in Texas in 2016

b. Radar-derived statistical assessment of 2015 cloud-seeding operations in Texas

c. Geoengineering and contrails

d. Funding for project infrastructure upgrades

F. Field meteorologists’ report on ongoing weather modification activities in 2015

G. Consideration and possible recommendation for amendment to weather modification licenses for FY 2016

H. Consideration and possible recommendation on the rule relating to permit validity and the suspension/termination of weather modification “operations”

I. Recommendations for agenda items for next meeting

J. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting

K. Adjournment