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Pending Rule Proposals

Pending proposals are staff recommendations that have been filed with the Chief Clerk, but have not yet been voted on by the commissioners.

PENDING PROPOSALS are staff recommendations that have been filed with the Chief Clerk, but have not yet been voted on by the commissioners. At a future date, the commissioners will discuss and vote on the proposal. If approved, the proposal will be filed with the Texas Register for public comment and moved to Proposals. These drafts are courtesy copies and are subject to change. This site will be updated only if the agency makes substantive changes before the agenda date.


Pending Proposal DatesRule Project NumberPending Short Title/DescriptionPending Proposal
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Approval Date
11/20/19

2017-037-352-WSSB 1 (Rider 31) and Registration Program for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Implementation
This rulemaking would implement Senate Bill 1 (Rider 31), 85th Texas Legislature, 2017. Additionally, this rulemaking also implements the requirements of 40 CFR Part 257, Subpart D and the WIIN Act, and CCR Registration Program Design.

Executive Summary

Ch. 352

Approval Date
11/20/19

2019-116-297-OWHB 720 and HB 1964: Procedure for Action on Certain Water Right Amendment Applications and Surface Water Appropriations for Aquifer Recharge and Aquifer Storage and Recovery
The proposed rulemaking would implement House Bills 720 and 1964, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, Regular Session, by amending existing requirements for underground injection control program public notice to include aquifer recharge (AR) projects; amend existing definitions, authorization mechanisms, standards, and requirements to include new standards for AR projects; and add new Subchapter O to implement Texas Water Code (TWC), Chapter 27, Subchapter H. The proposed rulemaking would also amend existing requirements for water right applications related to technical review and public notice; add and revise definitions; define availability criteria for various types of AR and aquifer storage and recovery projects; and implement the provisions of TWC, Sections 11.023, 11.122(b-3), 11.157, and 11.158.The proposed rulemaking would also remove obsolete text in Section 39.651(e) as a result of the Quadrennial Review of Chapter 39.

Executive Summary

Ch. 39

Ch. 281

Ch. 295

Ch. 297

Ch. 331

Approval Date
11/20/19

2019-117-331-WSSB 483 and SB 520: Permits and the Storage and Recovery of Water in a Portion of the Edwards Aquifer
This rulemaking would implement Senate Bill (SB) 483 and SB 520, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, relating to certain injection wells in the Edwards Aquifer and injection wells within the boundaries of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, including injection wells used for aquifer storage and recovery projects.

Executive Summary

Ch. 331

Approval Date
11/20/19

2019-127-101-AISB 698: Amendments to the Expedited Permitting Program
This rulemaking would implement Senate Bill 698, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. Specifically, the rulemaking would open 30 TAC §101.601 (Surcharge) to implement the legislation.

Executive Summary

Ch. 101