Best Practices Webinar Series
Outdoor Lighting and the Aggregates Industry – March 28, 2023
TRAM, Audubon Texas, and Lauren Concrete partnered to present some best practices for effective and efficient outdoor lighting in the aggregates and concrete industries.
These lighting practices improve quality of life for neighbors, reduce blinding glare for workers on site and for people driving by, and diminish environmental impacts of operations, including to migratory birds in Texas.
Local Zoning Codes for Addressing Concrete Batch Plants – Oct. 26, 2022
TRAM and the City of Dallas Environmental Commission partnered for a panel discussion about Dallas’ new zoning code for addressing concrete batch plants (CBP). Topics covered include:
- TCEQ permitting process for CBPs
- Addressing when CBPs are sited near sensitive population groups, like schools, hospitals, and neighborhoods
- Tips for how communities can apply such land use tools as Specific Use or Conditional Use Permits when zoning regulation is lacking.
APO Related Risk Studies
Do you live in an air pollution hotspot? Search this map from The Guardian
Health Risks Associated with Exposure to Airborne Pollutants Arising From Quarrying and Aggregate Processing
The attorneys listed below have extensive experience and continued interest in working with individuals and groups that are experiencing issues with APO’s in Texas. Each attorney’s method of practice and hourly rates will be different. TRAM encourages you to find the attorney that is the best fit for your needs.
Eric Allmon / Perales, Allmon & Ice, PC / email@example.com / (512)469-6000
Jim Bradbury /James D. Bradbury PLLC / firstname.lastname@example.org / (512) 953-5801
David Frederick / Of Counsel – Perales, Allmon & Ice, PC / email@example.com / (512) 469-6000
Adam Friedman / McElroy, Sullivan, Miller & Weber, LLC / firstname.lastname@example.org / (512) 327-8111
Kathryn Tancig / Tancig Law PLLC / email@example.com / (352) 262-5685
Additional Professional Resources
D. Lauren Ross, Ph.D., P.E. / Environmental Engineer / Glenrose Engineering, Inc. / TBPE Firm F4092 / firstname.lastname@example.org / (512) 431-7988 cell & text
TRAM PRIORITY BILLS in the 87th LEGISLATIVE SESSION – 03/26/2021
HB 3883: Help Preserve Hill Country Water Resources – 04/03/2021 Committee Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th. What to do now!
Texas House of Representatives Interim Study Committee on Aggregate Production Operations
Proclamation Creation of House Interim Study Committee on Aggregate Production Operations
Map of Aggregate Production Operations and adjacent industries by County
Map of Bills Filed by the 87th Texas Legislature (2021)
TCEQ Permitting Process
You don’t want to live near a concrete batch plant. But TCEQ lets it happen too easily.
Groundwater Conservation Districts of Texas
Goodbye to an Aquifer (Texas Monthly 04/2019)
Lime Creek Quarry Redevelopment Feasibility Study
MARBLE FALLS ROCK CRUSHING PLANT CANCELED; LAWSUIT SETTLED
EAST TEXANS SUCCEED IN PROTECTING NATURE PRESERVE
COMAL CITIZENS TRIUMPH OVER TCEQ AND VULCAN QUARRY IN DISTRICT COURT
LCRA ISSUES A MORATORIUM ON COMMERCIAL DREDGING ON THE HIGHLAND LAKES