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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.

Pending Proposal Dates Rule Project Number Pending Short Title/Description Pending Proposal (PDF)
  • Approval Date:
    01/13/21
  • Comments Due:
    03/02/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    01/29/21 – 03/02/21
2020-038-115-AI Chapter 115 VOC RACT Rules for Oil and Natural Gas CTG

This rulemaking would implement necessary RACT requirements based on EPA's 2016 oil and gas control techniques guidelines.

  • Approval Date:
    12/16/20
  • Comments Due:
    02/03/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    12/18/20 – 02/03/21
2020-001-116-AI New Source Review (NSR) Repeal of Obsolete Rules and Project Emissions Accounting (PEA)

Post-QRR review, this rulemaking would repeal outdated sections, and additional rules as necessary, to remove or update cross-references to the rules which are being repealed. Additionally, this rulemaking would amend rules relating to nonattainment new source review and prevention of significant deterioration permitting consistent with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance issued on March 13, 2018 and EPA's subsequent 2019 proposed rulemaking on August 9, 2019.

  • Approval Date:
    10/07/20
  • Comments Due:
    11/24/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    10/23/20 – 11/24/20
2020-041-328-AD Governmental Entity Recycling Rules Update

This rulemaking would restructure §328.203 and §328.204 of 30 TAC Chapter 328, Waste Minimization and Recycling, to provide additional clarity.

  • Approval Date:
    09/25/20
  • Comments Due:
    11/17/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    10/16/20 – 11/17/20
2020-011-291-OW HB 3542 and SB 700: Regulation of Utilities

This rulemaking would implement HB 3542 and SB 700, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, to amend sections to reflect changes to Texas Water Code, Chapters 5 and 13. This rulemaking would amend TCEQ rules relating to the economic regulation of water and sewer utilities as directed by the legislature.