Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 11, 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 January 28, 2016

D. Public Comment

E. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion

1. Executive Office

a. Legislative update

b. Overview of TDLR’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021

c. TDLR’s Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for Fiscal Years 2018-2019

d. Personnel Updates

2. Office of Innovation

a. Radar-derived assessment of 2015 rain-enhancement operations statewide

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

c. Studies assessing environmental impacts of seeding agents used in Texas

d. Articles in the national press on cloud seeding

F. Field meteorologists’ report on ongoing weather modification activities in 2016

G. Consideration and possible recommendation on applications for renewals of weather modification licenses for FY 2017

H. Recommendations for agenda items for next meeting

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

J. Adjournment