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Public Hearing on 30 TAC Chapter 290


The commission will hold a public hearing on this proposal in Austin on November 5, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Building E, Room 201S, at the commission's central office located at 12100 Park 35 Circle.

Date November 5, 2013
Time 10:00 am
Where TCEQ main complex, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201S, Austin
Contact Name Cindy Haynie
Contact Phone (512) 239-3465
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The proposed rulemaking would implement House Bill 2781 from the 83rd Legislature, 2013, Regular Session, relating to structures that have rainwater harvesting systems (RWHS) and are connected to a public water system (PWS).  The proposed rulemaking would amend §290.44(j) and its subdivisions to: remove the phrase "for indoor use" from §290.44(j); amend §290.44(j)(1) to require that a privately owned RWHS with a capacity of more than 500 gallons that is connected to a PWS for a back-up supply must have a backflow prevention assembly or an air gap at the storage facility for the harvested rainwater; remove the word "indoor" from the phrase "for indoor potable purposes" in §290.44(j)(2); remove the phrase "for use for potable purposes" from renumbered §290.44(j)(3); and add §290.44(j)(4) to require that the PWS used as a back-up supply for the RWHS may be connected only to the water storage tank and may not be connected to the plumbing of a structure.

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