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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.

Proposal Dates Rule Project Number Short Title/Description Proposal (PDF)
  • Approval Date:
    09/22/21
  • Comments Due:
    11/09/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    10/08/21 – 11/09/21
2021-020-305-OW Consolidation of TPDES Program Regulations

Consolidation of TPDES Program Regulations, specifically Chapters 308, 314, and 315 would be moved to Chapter 305 Subchapter P, all of which contain adoption by reference of federal TPDES regulations. Additionally, Chapter 308 Subchapters C and J would be repealed in response to Quad Rule Review.

  • Approval Date:
    09/22/21
  • Comments Due:
    11/09/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    10/08/21 – 11/09/21
2021-022-321-OW Repeal of Chapter 321, Subchapters E, F, and L, and Chapter 351, Subchapter D

Repeal of Chapter 321, Subchapters E, F, and L and Chapter 351, Subchapter D which were determined to be obsolete in the 2019 Quad Rules Review.

  • Approval Date:
    07/14/21
  • Comments Due:
    08/30/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    07/30/21 – 08/30/21
2019-086-335-WS Phase II: RCRA Authorization for Parts of Federal Rule Clusters XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, and XXVIII

This rulemaking would adopt federal rule changes into state regulations, and address inconsistencies in state regulations.

  • Approval Date:
    07/14/21
  • Comments Due:
    08/30/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    07/30/21 – 08/30/21
2021-006-332-WS Clarifying Composting Notice Process and Obsolete Terms

This rulemaking would revise 30 TAC Chapter 332 to clarify existing notice language found in §332.22(b) and update certain terms, definitions, and other current industry practices within Chapter 332 rules.

  • Approval Date:
    06/09/21
  • Comments Due:
    07/26/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    06/25/21 – 07/26/21
2020-048-311-OW Sand Mining BMPs in the San Jacinto River Watershed

This rulemaking would establish new Subchapter J in 30 TAC Chapter 311, which would require sand mines located in the San Jacinto River Watershed to implement best management practices to protect water quality.