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Rule Adoptions

Adoptions are rules that have been adopted by the commissioners and republished as final in the Texas Register.

 

ADOPTIONS are rules that have been adopted by the commissioners and republished as final in the Texas Register. They usually become effective 20 days after the TCEQ files them with the Texas Register for publication.

Adoptions will remain on this page for 30 days after the effective date.

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

Approval Date
12/09/15

Effective Date
12/31/15

2015-012-336-WS Physical Protection of Category 1 and 2 Quantity of Radioactive Material and Volume Reduction
Rulemaking will revise 30 TAC Chapter 336 concerning physical protection of radioactive material to ensure compatibility with federal regulations promulgated by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and implements Senate Bill 347, 83rd Texas Legislature, 2013, Regular Session, by adopting new §336.739, to provide for volume reduction of low-level radioactive waste.

Executive Summary

Ch. 336

Approval Date
12/09/15

Effective Date
12/31/15

2015-018-080-LS SB 709 and SB 1267: Contested Case Hearings and Post Hearings
This rulemaking would implement Senate Bills 709 and 1267, 84th Legislature, by modifying Contested Case Hearing and Post Hearing requirements.

Executive Summary

Ch. 1

Ch. 39

Ch. 50

Ch. 55

Ch. 70

Ch. 80

Approval Date
12/09/15

Effective Date
12/31/15

2015-023-020-LS HB 763: Petition for Rulemaking Adoption
This rulemaking implements House Bill 763, 84th Texas Legislature, by updating the definition of interested person(s).

Executive Summary

Ch. 20

Approval Date
11/18/15

Effective Date
12/10/15

2015-020-290-OW HB 1146: Volunteer Operators for Public Water Systems
This rulemaking implements House Bill 1146, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015), by amending Chapter 290 to allow volunteer operators of a water supply system and records required to be kept by a public water system for volunteers.

Executive Summary

Ch. 290

Approval Date
11/04/15

Effective Date
11/26/15

2012-040-217-OW Amendment to Chapter 217: Design Criteria
Amendments to Chapter 217, include but are not limited to: maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation requirements; design criteria for rehabilitation of existing facilities; design criteria for new technologies; and clarify applicability and emergency power.

Executive Summary

Ch. 217

Approval Date
11/04/15

Effective Date
11/26/15

2013-025-317-LS Reproposal of Chapter 317: Design Criteria
The purpose for re-adopting 30 TAC Chapter 317 is to restore the status quo for enforcement of all pre-217 facilities. Re-adopting Chapter 317 will not undermine the purpose, effect, or applicability of 30 TAC Chapter 217. It will merely bring existing facilities back under TCEQ regulation to promote safety and proper operation of wastewater systems and to meet statutory requirements.

Executive Summary

Ch. 317