Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee Provides Comments to Texas Water Development Board & General Land Office
In the most recent 86th Texas Legislative Session, several pieces of legislation supporting infrastructure improvements were passed. As this legislation is implemented, there are periodic opportunities for the public to submit commentary on these topics. This month, ASCE Texas Section’s Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee provided commentary to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) on these forthcoming revisions to the Texas Administrative Code per the recently passed Texas Senate Bill 7. In addition to this effort, the Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee also submitted commentary to the General Land Office (GLO) on the Draft State of Texas Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Action Plan. Further efforts are underway to submit additional commentary in response to Proposed Flood Planning Rules & Regions Mapping.
CALL TO ACTION:
- ASCE Texas Section is looking to develop a branch-level Government Affairs Committee at every ASCE branch in the State of Texas. This Committee would act as the local liaison to the Texas Section Committee as well as educate their branch on local city, county, and municipal level legislative topics that are relevant to their communities. If you are interested in assisting with this assignment, please contact the Government Affairs Committee Chair at [email protected]
- ASCE Texas Section is developing a Committee for the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card for Texas – which evaluates all categories of infrastructure every 4 years with a letter grade system. The Government Affairs Committee will be tasked with assisting in this important initiative for the Texas Section we are currently looking for motivated and hard-working individuals to join our team in this effort. If you are interested in assisting with this assignment, please contact the IRC Committee Chair Mark Boyd at [email protected]