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Updated February 2019: Recommendation for the Replacement Member for the Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Advisory Committee

On February 13, 2019, the Commission considered the executive director's recommendation for the replacement of a retiring member of the Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Advisory Committee to serve the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 2021. The Commission appointed Mr. Daryl D. Attaway to the Advisory Committee to serve the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 2021.

Review of Program Rules in 30 TAC Chapter 17

On December 21, 2018, the TCEQ published a Notice of Intention to Review 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 17, Tax Relief for Property Used for Environmental Protection in the Texas Register. This proposal is limited to the review in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, §2001.039, which requires a state agency to review and consider its rules for readoption, readoption with amendments, or repeal every four years. During this review, the commission will assess whether the reasons for initially adopting the rules in Chapter 17 continue to exist.

Comments regarding suggested changes to the rules in Chapter 17 may be submitted but will not be considered for rule amendments as part of this review. Any such comments may be considered in a future rulemaking action by the commission.

The commission invites public comment on this preliminary review of the rules in Chapter 17. Written comments may be submitted to Derek Baxter, MC 205, Office of Legal Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or faxed to (512) 239-4808. Electronic comments may be submitted at: https://www6.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system. All comments should reference Non-Rule Project Number 2018-040-017-AI. Comments must be received by January 25, 2019.

For further information, please contact Kelly MacKenzie, Air Quality Division, at (512) 239-4989.

Updated February 2018: How to Complete an Application Online

Videos are now available to walk applicants through the process of submitting an application for a Use Determination for Pollution Control Property using STEERS.

Links to these videos are available on the Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Web page.

Updated September 2017: Electronic Submittal, Application Form, Instructions, and Guidance Now Available

There are now two ways to apply for a Use Determination for Pollution Control Property. Applications can now be submitted electronically using the TCEQ’s State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS). Alternatively, applications can be submitted by U.S. mail by completing the Use Determination for Pollution Control Property Application (Form TCEQ-00611) and the TCEQ Core Data Form (Form TCEQ-10400).

The Use Determination for Pollution Control Property Application (TCEQ-00611), instructions, and guidance were updated in September 2017. Applicants must either apply electronically using STEERS or submit by U.S. Mail: 1) the current version of the application (Form TCEQ-00611); and 2) the TCEQ Core Data Form (Form TCEQ-10400). Applications filed using previous versions of the application will be returned to the applicant. Applications submitted without a completed Core Data Form will be returned to the applicant. The TCEQ uses the Core Data Form to collect core data about the people, businesses, and organizations that are regulated by or, in the case of the Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Program, who request a use determination from the TCEQ.

All documents are available on the Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Web page.

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