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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
06/06/18

2018-018-011-AD Update HUB Program and Bid Opening and Tabulation Rule Citations
This rulemaking updates agency rules to reflect current citations of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts HUB and Bid Opening and Tabulation rules.

Executive Summary

Ch. 11

 

Public Hearing
07/18/18

Comments Due
07/24/18

Submit via eComments
06/22/18- 07/24/18

Approval Date
05/23/18

2016-034-336-WS Rate Adjustments
This rulemaking is needed to ensure compatibility with federal regulations promulgated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This rulemaking would also adjust the surcharge fees for out-of-compact generators and remove the annual requirement for rate adjustment for disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste to allow flexibility to incorporate rate adjustments on an as-needed basis.

Executive Summary

Ch. 336

 

Public Hearing
06/28/18

Comments Due
07/10/18

Submit via eComments
06/08/18 - 07/10/18

Approval Date
05/09/18

2018-003-116-AI HB 4181: Update to Applicable Requirements for New Source Review and Operating Permits
This rulemaking implements HB 4181 to allow for electronic communication for NSR renewal notices and FOP proposed final actions. Additionally, this rulemaking also amends other specific sections within Chapters 116 and 122 to address recently promulgated federal provisions; reflect current permitting processes; and clarify requirements.

Executive Summary

Ch. 116

Ch. 122

Public Hearing
06/22/18

Comments Due
06/26/18

Submit via eComments
05/25/18 - 06/26/18

Approval Date
04/27/18

2018-019-106-AI SB 8: Revisions to Permit By Rule
This rulemaking will revise and update definitions in permit by rule, concerning pathological waste incinerators.

Executive Summary

Ch. 106

Public Hearing
06/04/18

Comments Due
06/12/18

Submit via eComments
05/11/18 - 06/12/18

Approval Date
02/07/18

2017-034-295-OW HB 1600 and SB 567 (83rd), HB 1648, HB 3735, SB 864, SB 1430 (85th): Water Rights - Expedited Amendments, Notice, & Conservation, and PUC Transfer
The proposed rulemaking would implement HB 1600 and SB 567, 83rd Texas Legislature, 2013, to amend requirements related to the transfer of the utilities and rates program to the PUC. The proposed rulemaking would also implement HB 1648, HB 3735, SB 864, SB 1430, 85th Texas Legislature, 2017, to amend requirements relating to certain retail public utilities and their designation of a water conservation coordinator; amend specific map requirements and to codify the commission's practice regarding consideration of the public welfare in water rights applications; amend notice requirements relating to alternate sources of water used in water rights applications; and amend provisions relating to applications to change the diversion point for existing non-saline surface water rights when the applicant begins using desalinated seawater.

Executive Summary

Ch. 80

Ch. 288

Ch. 295

Ch. 297

Public Hearing
03/20/18

Comments Due
03/26/18

Submit via eComments
02/23/18 - 03/26/18