Administration

EAHCP is a collaborative effort by the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the City of New Braunfels, the City of San Marcos, the City of San Antonio through SAWS, Texas State University, and Texas Parks and Wildlife

Stakeholder Committee

2017 Stakeholder Committee Member Listing - Updated June 2017

EAHCP Stakeholder Committee Program Operational Rules

Role of the Stakeholder Committee

The Stakeholder Committee will have the role in the AMP and the Program as described in this Subsection, as follows, and as may be specifically provided in other sections of this Agreement:

  1. At the request of the Program Manager or an individual Party, consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Program Manager, the individual Party, or the Implementing Committee on Routine Adaptive Management Decisions;
  2. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Implementing Committee on proposed Nonroutine Adaptive Management Decisions;
  3. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Implementing Committee on proposed Strategic Adaptive Management Decisions;
  4. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Program Manager or the Implementing Committee on the design of studies related to the Biological Goals or the Biological Objectives;
  5. Consult with, advise, and make recommendations to the Program Manager or the Implementing Committee on any other matter at the request of the Program Manager or Implementing Committee; and
  6. Make appointments of members to the Science Committee

Meetings of the Stakeholder Committee

The Stakeholder Committee will meet twice each calendar year and at any other time upon the request of the Program Manager or of any two voting members of the Implementing Committee, or upon petition to the Program Manager by four members of the Stakeholder Committee. Meetings will be conducted at the official offices of the EAA or at another location agreed upon by the Stakeholder Committee. The Program Manager will provide reasonable advance notice of the meetings via email to each member of the Stakeholder Committee and will also post notice of any meeting on the EAA website. Meetings will generally be open to the public, but, with good cause, may be closed to the public at the request of the Program Manager or any two members of the Stakeholder Committee. Meetings of the Stakeholder Committee are not subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act, but the Committee and Program Manager will make reasonable efforts to provide notice of its meetings and conduct them open to the public as though they were subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Stakeholder Committee Voting

Each member of the Stakeholder Committee will have one vote until that member’s participation is resigned, or forfeited by absence, without an authorized alternate, from three consecutive meetings.

Procedures of the Stakeholder Committee

A quorum for any meeting of the Stakeholder Committee will be three-fourths of the total number of members. The Stakeholder Committee will operate on a consensus basis, to the maximum extent achievable. In the absence of consensus, an affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the entire membership will be required to approve any recommendation to the Program Manager or the Implementing Committee. The Stakeholder Committee will elect a chair person, along with any other officers, and adopt procedures to govern its activities.

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