Regulations Committee

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
9:00 a.m.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX  78744

Commissioner T. Dan Friedkin, Committee Chair
Ross Melinchuk, Committee Liaison

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
    Staff:  Carter Smith
  2. Migratory Game Bird Proclamation Rules
    • Early Season Regulations Update
    • 2011-2012 Late Season Migratory Regulations – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes (Action Item No. 11)
    Staff:  Kevin Kraai
  3. Amendments to the Commercial Nongame Proclamation – Sale of Protected Nongame Animals — Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes (Action Item No. 10)
    Staff:  John Davis
  4. Amendments to Oyster Proclamation regarding Daily Sack Limits, Time Closures, and Shell Recovery Program and Implementation of Senate Bill 932 – Recommended Adoption of Proposed Changes (Action Item No. 18)
    Staff:  Lance Robinson
  5. Implementation of Legislation during the 82nd Texas Legislative Session — House Bill 555 Relating to Reportable Boating Accidents (Action Item No. 13)
    Staff:  Jeff Parrish
  6. Implementation of Legislation during the 82nd Texas Legislative Session — House Bill 787 Relating to Abandoned, Wrecked, Dismantled, Discarded, and Inoperable Aircraft and Vessels (Action Item No. 15)
    Staff:  Frances Stiles
  7. Implementation of Legislation during the 82nd Texas Legislative Session – House Bill 716 – Permits for Aerial Management of Wildlife and Exotic Species (Action Item No. 16)
    Staff:  Scott Vaca

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter:  Carter Smith

Regulations Committee
Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the
TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
August 24, 2011

I.      Executive Summary:  Executive Director Carter Smith will briefly update the Commission on the status of the agency’s efforts to implement the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (the “Plan”).

II.     Discussion:  In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature directed that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) develop a Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Tex. Park & Wild. Code §11.104).  In 2002, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) adopted the first Plan.  A revised Plan was adopted by the Commission in January 2005.  In November 2009, the Commission approved a new Plan effective January 1, 2010.  The 2010 Plan is available on the TPWD web site.  Executive Director Carter Smith will update the Regulations Committee on TPWD’s recent progress in achieving the Plan’s goals, objectives and deliverables as they relate to the Regulations Committee.

The Plan consists of the following four goals:

  1. Practice, Encourage and Enable Science-based Stewardship of Natural and Cultural Resources
  2. Increase Access To and Participation In the Outdoors
  3. Educate, Inform and Engage Texas Citizens in Support of Conservation and Recreation
  4. Employ Efficient, Sustainable and Sound Business Practices









































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