Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 7, 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 February 1, 2018
  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. Office of Innovation
      1. Analyses of 2017 Operations by AISM and SOAR
      2. Issuance of a permit (Trans Pecos WMA) and permit renewal (West Texas WMA)
      3. Weather Modification Association Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO, April 25-27, 2018
      4. Weather Modification in the Media
    2. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Recent Developments
      3. Strategic Planning Process and Update
  6. Field meteorologists’ report on weather modification activities ongoing in 2018
  7. Presentation on USDA/TWMA plans to assess the efficacy of seeding with charged particles on convective cloud towers in 2018
  8. Consideration and possible recommendation on the amount of liability insurance required of a holder of a Texas weather modification permit
  9. Discussion and possible recommendation on proposed amendments at 16 Texas Administrative Code §79.33 to clarify and update reporting requirements for persons conducting weather modification operations using aircraft or ground-based equipment
  10. Consideration and possible recommendation on an application for an amendment to the 2018 license of the South Texas Weather Modification Association (Pleasanton)
  11. Consideration and possible recommendation on an application for a new weather modification permit: Seeding Operations and Atmospheric Research (SOAR) Program (Stamford)
  12. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting
  13. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  14. Adjournment