Technical Advisory Committee

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MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Technical Advisory Committee is to fulfill the responsibilities as established in HB 2819, passed in the Texas Legislature in the 85th Legislation Session in order to continue increasing the knowledge related to earthquakes occurring within the State, and improving the safety of the citizens, environment, infrastructure, and economy of the State of Texas. 

To achieve this, the Technical Advisory Committee will provide guidance to the Bureau of Economic Geology regarding its management of the TexNet program and directly related research, and assure State funds are appropriately allocated and expended. 

The Technical Advisory Committee will monitor progress and assess TexNet’s effectiveness, while maintaining its focus on the specific duties and programs as set forth in HB 2819, and will keep the Governor’s office and the Legislature apprised. 

Dan Hill  Professor, Texas A&M University
Chris Hillman City Manager, Irving
Dana Jurick Manager, Seismic Analysis, ConocoPhillips
Hal Macartney Geoscience Manager - Sustainable Development, Pioneer Natural Resources
Kris Nygaard Senior Consultant, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Aaron Velasco, new  Seismologist, Texas Railroad Commission 
Brian Stump Professor, Southern Methodist University
Scott Tinker  Director, Bureau of Economic Geology
Robie Vaughn Vaughn Capital Partners, LLC

Mission Statement: Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet and the Bureau of Economic Geology


Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, March 27, 2019

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, December 4, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, December 4, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, November 19, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, October 2, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, October 2, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, June 14, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, June 14, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, March 20, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, March 20, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, December 6, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, December 6, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, September 20, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, September 20, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, June 21, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, June 21, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, March 21, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, March 21, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, November 28, 2016

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, November 28, 2016

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, October 31, 2016

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, October 31, 2017

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, September 30, 2016

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting agenda, September 30, 2016

Technical Advisory Committee to TexNet meeting minutes, June 7, 2016

TxNet Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation, June 7, 2016