Texas House Environmental Regulation Committee meeting today to discuss storage of hazardous chemicals

7 04 2015

House Environmental Regulation meets at 8 a.m. with a set of bills up for consideration on the storage and regulation of hazardous chemicals, including ammonium nitrate, the source of the explosion that devastated West two years ago (E1.026).  Of special interest—HB 239, relating to storage of flammable liquids at retail service stations in unincorporated areas and certain municipalities (Springer);  HB 417, relating to information regarding the storage of certain hazardous chemicals (Pickett);  HB 942, relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals, transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (Kacal);  HB 2470, relating to liability insurance for ammonium nitrate operations (Rodriguez, Eddie); and HB 3810, relating to an alert system of notification of the release of toxic chemicals by a manufacturing facility (Walle).