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An Audit Report on Performance Measures, Implementation of Prior Audit Recommendations, and Trends at the Department of Transportation

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to the accuracy of selected Department of Transportation (Department) performance measures, the status of the Department's implementation of prior audit recommendations related to those performance measures and trends in those performance measures.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

An Audit Report on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Description: Report of the Texas State Auditor's Office related to determining whether the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association's (Association) controls over selected financial processes produce accurate financial information and help ensure accountability for Association funds; whether the Association's claims processing procedures and related controls help ensure that claims payments are authorized, supported, processed in a timely manner, and made in compliance with applicable requirements; and whether selected Association expenses are reasonable and necessary, properly authorized, supported, and paid in accordance with applicable statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements and Association policies and procedures.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Texas. Office of the State Auditor.

Best Practices for TxDOT on Handling Wildfires

Description: This is a report on the record setting wildfires in 2011 in the State of Texas. The research in the report follows lessons learned in responding to wildfires and the application of those lessons toward establishing best practices.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Nash, Phillip T.; Senadheera, Sanjaya; Beierle, Micah; Kurnfer, Wesley & Wilson, Dannia

Coliform Sampling for Public Water Systems

Description: "This publication discusses how to comply with Title 30 of the Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290.109: Microbial Contaminants. This guide describe monitoring requirements for coliform organisms, but more details information is available in the rules." (p. 1).
Date: August 2012
Creator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Condition of Texas Pavements: Pavement Management Information Systems Annual Report, 2009-2012

Description: Annual report describing the condition of Texas pavements based on distress ratings and ride quality measurements from the Pavement Management Information System (PMIS) during fiscal years 2009-2012. "This report describes the condition of Texas pavements in Fiscal Year 2012 and during the four-year FY 2009-2012 period, based on analysis of Pavement Management Information System (PMIS) distress ratings and ride quality measurements. The report includes the percentage of lane miles in 'Good' or better condition, trends for the major highway systems (IH, US, SH, and FM) and pavement types (ACP, CRCP, and JCP), trends for pavement distress types and maintenance level of service information" (p. ii).
Date: August 29, 2012
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.

Emergency use of wells for public water supplies

Description: This document is intended to help public water systems (PWSs) understand the processes and requirements for obtaining authorization for emergency use of water wells that have not been previously approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for use as a source for public drinking water.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Emergency Use of Wells for Public Water Supplies

Description: This document is intended to help public water systems (PWSs) understand the processes and requirements for obtaining authorization for emergency use of water wells that have not been previously approved for use as a source of public drinking water.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Estimating Sediment and Nutrient loads of Texas Coastal Watersheds with SWAT : A case study of Galveston Bay and Matagorda Bay

Description: This report provides information on the results of the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) model that was used to estimate terrestrial sediment and nutrients loads to the Galveston and Matagorda bays from their contributing watersheds. (p. 3).
Date: August 2012
Creator: Omani, Nina; Lee, Taesoo & Srinivasan, Raghavan

Feasibility of Solar Powered Traffic Signs in Houston- A Step Toward Sustainable Control Devices

Description: This report provides information on retrofitting the signalized traffic intersections and retrofitting the signals to solar energy and switching to light emitting diodes (LED) the city will see major energy and cost savings, as well as a significant decrease in maintenance cost and time due to longer lifespan of the LEDs and solar panels.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Miller, Alexandra; Goodwin, Ronald E. & Godazi, Khosro

Feasibility of Solar Powered Traffic Signs in Houston- A Step Toward Sustainable Control Devices

Description: This report provides information on retrofitting the signalized traffic intersections and retrofitting the signals to solar energy and switching to light emitting diodes (LED) the city will see major energy and cost savings, as well as a significant decrease in maintenance cost and time due to longer lifespan of the LEDs and solar panels.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Miller, Alexandra; Goodwin, Ronald E. & Godazi, Khosro