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H-GAC Board of Directors
by John David Suayan
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the transmittal of comments to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chair Jon Niermann conveying recommendations and requesting their incorporation in the development of a final State Beneficiary Plan Agreement.

As part of the 2017 Volkswagen settlement agreement, Volkswagen was required to establish a fund to mitigate excess emissions from vehicles failing to meet United States emissions standards.

TCEQ last month released a draft mitigation plan indicating how and where the $209 million allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust would be distributed within the state over the next decade.
Item Summary

The board voted unanimously to enter into a contract with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program.

The board voted unanimously to approve the following advisory committee appointments:

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

Lori Bender (Primary)
David Fraga (Primary)
Bryan Bennett (Alternate)
Sherilyn Edwards (Alternate)

Gulf Coast Workforce Board

Ernest Lewis
Edward Melton

Houston-Galveston Area Local Development Corporation

Brandi Downey
Colleen McGrath

Natural Resources Advisory Committee

Carole J. Lamont

Regional Air Quality Planning Advisory Committee

Ronnie James (Alternate)

Regional Flood Management Council

John R. Blount (Primary)
Daniel Mushen (Alternate)
Sarah Benavides (Primary)
Mark Gardemal
(Alternate)

Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Council

A.L. Davis (Primary)
Sherri Pegoda (Alternate)
Susan Schwartz

All other agenda items were approved unanimously. Agenda

Meeting audio: Listen (43:07)




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