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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 Dates Rule Project Number Pending Short Title/Description Pending Proposal
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Approval Date
04/08/2020

2020-006-305-WS HBs 1331, 1435, and 1953: Fee Increase, Site Assessments, and Exemption of Plastic Pyrolysis
The rulemaking would implement House Bill (HB) 1331, HB 1435, and HB 1953, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. Specifically, the rulemaking would implement HB 1331, by increasing permit application fees; HB 1435, by providing for site assessments for new permits and major permit amendments; and HB 1953, by specifying that plastic pyrolysis are exempt from solid waste.

Executive Summary

Ch. 305

Ch. 330

Approval Date
04/08/2020

2020-008-293-OW SB 1234 (82nd Leg); SB 1987 and SB 2014 (85th Leg); and HB 304, HB 440, HB 2590, HB 2914, SB 239 and SB 911 (86th Leg): Major and Minor Application Processes, Annual Reporting, and General Provisions for Water Districts
This rulemaking would implement Senate Bill (SB) 1234, 82nd Texas Legislature, 2011; SB 1987 and SB 2014, 85th Texas Legislature, 2017; and House Bill (HB) 304, HB 440, HB 2590, HB 2914, SB 239, and SB 911, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, to revise Creation, Bond, Road Powers, and Dissolution rules for Water Districts including their General Provisions and Annual Reporting Requirements.

Executive Summary

Ch. 293

Approval Date
04/08/2020

2020-009-336-WS Rate Adjustments – Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
This rulemaking would lower the minimum rate for nonparty generators and the maximum rate for party state generators, resulting in potentially lower disposal costs for both party and nonparty generators.

Executive Summary

Ch. 336

Approval Date
03/25/2020

Approved*

2019-108-281-OW

Revisions to Expedite Deficiency Notices and Responses
The rulemaking would allow the use of electronic mail for deficiency notices and responses.

*The rulemaking was approved for proposal by commissioners at the March 25, 2020 Agenda. Pending filing with the Secretary of States Office for publication in the Texas Register.

Executive Summary

Ch. 281

Approval Date
03/25/2020

Approved*

2020-007-290-OW

HB 3552: Notice Requirements Regarding Termination of Fluoridation at Public Water Systems
This rulemaking would implement House Bill 3552 from the 86th Texas Legislation, 2019, to require a public water system which adds fluoride to their water to provide written notification to customers of the system and the commission of the intent to permanently terminate fluoride addition at least 60 days before the termination.

*The rulemaking was approved for proposal by commissioners at the March 25, 2020 Agenda. Pending filing with the Secretary of States Office for publication in the Texas Register.

Executive Summary

Ch. 290