Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room
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 December 8, 2016
  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. TDLR and Executive Office Operations, Restructuring, and Personnel Changes
      2. TDLR Legislative Session Updates
      3. Bill Implementation Overview and Timeline
      4. Recent Developments
    2. Office of Innovation
      1. Issuance of weather modification permit to the South Texas Weather Modification Association
      2. Status of rainfall-enhancement operations statewide
      3. Exemption to the USDA-TAES for experimental cloud seeding in Texas during the summer of 2017
      4. New ASCE Standard Practice Document for precipitation enhancement
  6. Field meteorologists’ report on ongoing weather modification activities in 2017
  7. Presentation on the summer experiments to assess the efficacy of seeding with charged particles on convective cloud towers
  8. Consideration and possible recommendations on applications for renewal of weather modification license for fiscal year 2018: Belding Farms, Panhandle GWCD, SOAR, South Texas Weather Modification Association, Southwest Texas Rain-Enhancement Association, Trans-Pecos Weather Modification Association, and West Texas Weather Modification Association
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  11. Adjournment