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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
07/06/16

2015-028-210-OW HB 1902: Graywater and Alternative Onsite Water Reuse
The rulemaking would implement HB 1902 by amending 30 TAC Chapters 210 and 285 in regards to regulation and use of graywater and alternative onsite water.

Executive Summary

Ch. 210

Ch. 285

Public Hearing
08/16/16

Comments Due
08/22/16

Submit via eComments
07/22/16 - 08/22/16

Approval Date
07/06/16

2016-010-114-AI Chapter 114 Clean-up and Repeal of the VAVR Program
The rulemaking would repeal the VAVR program to remove obsolete requirements that provide no benefit to the state and are no longer considered viable since the adoption and implementation of the LIRAP. The rulemaking would also address outdated and obsolete citation references.

Executive Summary

Ch. 114

Public Hearing
08/18/16

Comments Due
08/22/16

Submit via eComments
07/22/16 - 08/22/16

Approval Date
07/06/16

2016-021-331-WS HB 2230: Dual Authorizations
This rulemaking implements House Bill (HB) 2230, which enables the TCEQ to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal permitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine generated by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals (DWTR).

Executive Summary

Ch. 331

Public Hearing
08/16/16

Comments Due
08/22/16

Submit via eComments
07/22/16 - 08/22/16

Approval Date
07/06/16

2016-030-039-LS Concrete Batch Plant Notice
This rulemaking amends existing public participation rules to allow for consolidated notices of application and draft permit for registrations for Air Quality Standard Permits for Concrete Batch Plants.

Executive Summary

Ch. 39

Ch. 55

Public Hearing
08/10/16

Comments Due
08/22/16

Submit via eComments
07/08/16 - 08/22/16

Approval Date
07/06/16

2016-032-113-AI Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) and Generally Available Control Technology (GACT) Standards Update
New and amended federal regulations need to be incorporated by reference into Chapter 113 for the purpose of delegation.

Executive Summary

Ch. 113

Public Hearing
08/18/16

Comments Due
08/22/16

Submit via eComments
07/22/16 - 08/22/16

Approval Date
07/06/16

2016-040-101-CE Clarification of Affirmative Defense for Certain Excess Emissions
This rulemaking will respond to the EPA’s SSM SIP Call and clarify that the TCEQ’s affirmative defense provisions for certain excess emissions are not intended to limit a federal court’s ability to determine appropriate remedies.

Executive Summary

Ch. 101

Public Hearing
08/08/16

Comments Due
08/08/16

Submit via eComments
07/08/16 - 08/08/16

Approval Date
06/22/16

2015-039-009-AD HB 3337: Education and Training
This rulemaking would implement House Bill 3337, 84th Texas Legislature, by updating training and education procedures for state agency administrators and employees.

Executive Summary

Ch. 9

Public Hearing
08/02/16

Comments Due
08/08/16

Submit via eComments
07/08/16 - 08/08/16

Approval Date
06/22/16

2016-026-116-AI Repeal of Obsolete Notification and Comment Procedures
Repeal of 30 TAC Chapter 116, Subchapter B, Division 3: Public Notification and Comment Procedures; rules have been superseded by portions of 30 TAC Chapter 39.

Executive Summary

Ch. 116

Public Hearing
08/02/16

Comments Due
08/08/16

Submit via eComments
07/08/16 - 08/08/16

Approval Date
05/25/16

2016-020-007-OW MOU Between the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and TCEQ
This MOU rulemaking is a coordination between TCEQ and TSSWCB that adopts by reference updates and procedures for coordinating the jurisdictional authority, program responsibilities, procedural mechanisms for point and nonpoint source pollution programs, and to incorporate applicable conditions of the Letter of Agreement into the MOU.

Executive Summary

Ch. 7

Public Hearing
07/12/16

Comments Due
07/15/16

Submit via eComments
06/10/16 - 07/15/16

Approval Date
05/11/16

2015-029-295-OW HB 2031 and HB 4097: Marine Seawater Desalination
This rulemaking will create a new permitting process related to marine seawater desalination and update the agency's rules to include references to new Texas Water Code, Chapter 18, created to address marine seawater desalination projects.

Executive Summary

Ch. 39

Ch. 295

Ch. 297

Ch. 318

Public Hearing
06/21/16

Comments Due
07/05/16

Submit via eComments
05/27/16 - 07/05/16

Approval Date
04/06/16

2015-026-030-WS SB 807 and SB 1307: Military Fee Waiver and Military Renewal
The rulemaking amends 30 TAC Chapter 30 to incorporate legislative changes for veteran licensure.

Executive Summary

Ch. 30

Public Hearing
05/17/16

Comments Due
05/23/16

Submit via eComments
04/22/16 - 05/23/16

Approval Date
03/03/16

2016-004-114-AI Texas Emissions Reduction Incentive Plan
The rulemaking would propose revisions to the criteria for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP) in order to achieve the program goals. More specifically, revise the definition of a drayage truck to include other cargo handling equipment; revise the definition of seaport to include publically or privately owned properties within a ship channel security district; and remove the requirement that the drayage truck being purchased have a day cab only.

Executive Summary

Ch. 114

Public Hearing
04/12/16
04/14/16

Comments Due
04/18/16

Submit via eComments
03/07/16 - 04/18/16