Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas 78723


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum
  3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of August 24, 2017
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Committee should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Program Specialist**
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion:
    1. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Recent Developments
      3. Upcoming Strategic Planning Process
    2. Office of Innovation
      1. Status of Rainfall-Enhancement Licenses and Permits for 2018
      2. 21st Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification (Austin)
      3. Weather Modification in the Media
  6. Field meteorologists’ report on weather modification activities accomplished in 2017
  7. Presentation on USDA/TWDB experiments to assess the efficacy of seeding with charged particles on convective cloud towers in 2017
  8. Consideration and possible recommendation on the amount of liability insurance required of a holder of a Texas weather modification permit
  9. Consideration and possible recommendation on the reporting requirement under 16 Texas Administrative Code, Section 79.33 of a holder of a permit for hail suppression using an anti-hail device
  10. Consideration and possible recommendation on an application for renewal of a weather modification permit: West Texas Weather Modification Association (San Angelo)
  11. Consideration and possible recommendation on an application for a new weather modification permit: Trans-Pecos Weather Modification Association (Pecos)
  12. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting
  13. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  14. Adjournment