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Rule Proposals

Proposals are rules that have been approved by the commissioners to be published in the Texas Register for public comment.

 

PROPOSALS are rules that have been approved by the commissioners to be published in the Texas Register for public comment. The public comment period usually lasts for 30 days after the publication date. After the public comment period has closed, staff evaluates all comments and makes appropriate changes to the proposed rule. The draft adoption is then filed with the Chief Clerk and moved to Pending Adoptions.

Proposal Dates Rule Project Number Short Title/Description Proposal
(PDF)

Approval Date
03/26/14

2013-022-115-AI Stage I Testing Requirements Rule Revision
The revision would revise Chapter 115, Subchapter C, Division 2 to specify Stage I testing requirements at gasoline dispensing facilities located in the 16 counties that will be affected by the Stage II rule revision.

Executive Summary

Ch. 115

Public Hearing
04/29/14
05/01/14
05/06/14

Comments Due
05/12/14

Submit via eComments
04/12/14 - 05/12/14

Approval Date
03/26/14

2013-051-011-AS HBs 586 & 1487: Resolution of Contract Claims and Posting of Grants on Public Website
Implementation of HB 586, 83rd Legislature, by updating language in 30 TAC Chapter 11 regarding resolution of contract claims; and implementation of HB 1487, 83rd Legislation, by updating language in 30 TAC Chapter 114 regarding publication of grant opportunities.

Executive Summary

Ch. 11

Ch. 14

Public Hearing
05/06/14

Comments Due
05/12/14

Submit via eComments
04/11/14 - 05/12/14

Approval Date
03/26/14

2014-002-114-AI Low RVP Gasoline Program Rule Revision
The revisions to the Regional Low RVP Gasoline Program would remove obsolete requirements that provide no benefit to the state and are no longer necessary for the implementation and enforcement of the primary gasoline volatility control requirements of the rules. It will also provide consistency between the Chapter 114 requirements and the El Paso Low RVP Gasoline requirements in Chapter 115.

Executive Summary

Ch. 114

Public Hearing
05/08/14

Comments Due
05/12/14

Submit via eComments
04/11/14 - 05/12/14

Approval Date
03/26/14

2014-010-312-OW Amendments to Chapter 312: Sludge Use, Disposal, and Transportation
The rulemaking would add additional odor control provisions for land application of Class A biosolids.

Executive Summary

Ch. 312

Public Hearing
05/06/14

Comments Due
05/12/14

Submit via eComments
04/11/14 - 05/12/14

Approval Date
02/26/14

2009-011-321-OW Revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 321 Related to Revised EPA CAFO Rules
Amending 30 TAC Chapter 321 in response to EPA's revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) CAFO regulations.

Executive Summary

Ch. 321

Public Hearing
04/08/14

Comments Due
04/14/14

Submit via eComments
03/14/14 - 04/14/14

Approval Date
02/26/14

2013-045-017-AI HB 1897: Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation of Pollution Control Property
This rulemaking implements HB 1897, which requires the TCEQ to adopt rules to implement new Texas Tax Code, 11.31(e-1). Texas Tax Code, 11.31(e-1) requires the executive director to issue a final determination and the commission to take final action on the initial appeal, if made, within one year from the date the application is declared to be administratively complete. In addition, 30 TAC §17.14(b) and §17.17(b) require that the Tier I Table and the Expedited Review List be reviewed on a once every three-year basis. The review needs to be conducted during the next fiscal year.

Executive Summary

Ch. 17

Ch. 18

Public Hearing
04/03/14

Comments Due
04/14/14

Submit via eComments
03/14/14 - 04/14/14

Approval Date
02/26/14

2013-047-290-OW HB 1814, §2 (2011) and HB 252, HB 1973, and SB 1086, §1 and §2 (2013): Water Shortage Reporting and Fire Flow
This rulemaking implements HB 1814 from the 82nd Regular Session, 2011, as well as HB 252, HB 1973, and SB 1086 from the 83rd Regular Session, 2013, by amending 30 TAC Chapters 290 and 291.

Executive Summary

Ch. 290

Ch. 291

Public Hearing
04/08/14

Comments Due
04/14/14

Submit via eComments
03/14/14 - 04/14/14

Approval Date
02/26/14

2013-055-295-OW HB 3233: Interbasin Transfers of Surface Water
HB 3233 modifies the requirements for the permitting process for interbasin transfers of surface water. This rulemaking will amend Chapter 295 and Chapter 297 to incorporate the changes made by the bill to Texas Water Code, Section 11.085.

Executive Summary

Ch. 295

Ch. 297

Public Hearing
04/10/14

Comments Due
04/14/14

Submit via eComments
03/14/14 - 04/14/14

Approval Date
02/12/14

2014-001-116-AI Flexible Permits State Implementation Plan (SIP) Conformity Rulemaking
The proposed rulemaking would satisfy the conditional approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency of the commission’s air quality Flexible Permit Program (FPP) to ensure that the FPP is fully approved as part of the Texas SIP.

Executive Summary

Ch. 116

Public Hearing
03/18/14

Comments Due
03/24/14

Submit via eComments
02/14/14 - 03/24/14

Approval Date
01/29/14

2013-044-030-WS HBs 798, 1302, 1659, 1846 and SB 162: Occupational Licensing
Implementation of legislation passed in the 83rd Legislature relating to occupational licensing, and additionally updating the occupational licensing rules by providing consistency, incorporating new training technology, reorganizing existing language, and improving readability.

Executive Summary

Ch. 30

Public Hearing
03/06/14

Comments Due
03/18/14

Submit via eComments
02/14/14 - 03/18/14

Approval Date
01/15/14

2013-050-330-WS HBs 7 and 2694 and SB 819: MSW Tipping Fees and Exemptions, RRC Transfer, and PBR for Disposal of Demolition Waste
House Bill (HB) 7 reduced the municipal solid waste disposal fees and revised the waste disposal fee exemption and credit for material diverted and processed into compost or mulch. Senate Bill (SB) 819 increased the population limit, from 10,000 to 12,000 people, for counties or municipalities seeking authorization under a PBR to dispose of demolition waste from abandoned or nuisance buildings. HB 2694, Article 2, from the 82nd Legislature transferred from the TCEQ to the Railroad Commission of Texas duties relating to the protection of groundwater resources from oil and gas associated activities.

Executive Summary

Ch. 330

Ch. 339

Public Hearing
02/18/14

Comments Due
03/03/14

Submit via eComments
01/31/14 - 03/03/14

Approval Date
12/11/13

2013-052-305-OW Amend 30 TAC §305.541 to Adopt New Federal Airport De-icing Rules by Reference
This rulemaking adopts by reference new 40 CFR Part 449 regulations concerning de-icing activities at airports.

Executive Summary

Ch. 305

Public Hearing
01/23/14

Comments Due
01/27/14

Submit via eComments
12/27/13 - 01/27/14