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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
05/20/20

2019-115-319-OW

Amendments Related to the 2017 Federal Method Update Rule
The proposed rulemaking would clarify the procedures for approval of alternate test procedures (ATPs), remove inconsistencies, and improve readability related to federal revisions to 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 136.

Executive Summary

Ch. 319

Comments Due
07/06/20

Submit via eComments
06/05/20 – 07/06/20

Approval Date
05/20/20

2020-015-325-CE

Rule Revisions for the Tier II Chemical Reporting Program
This proposed rulemaking would repeal and replace the existing rules, remove obsolete references, provide consistency with federal rules, provide clarity to definitions, and add requirements stemming from the new online reporting system. In addition, the proposed rulemaking would include changes to reduce the number of consolidated filings of multiple Tier II reports.

Executive Summary

Ch. 325

Comments Due
07/06/20

Submit via eComments
06/05/20 – 07/06/20

Approval Date
04/22/20

2019-124-111-CE HB 2386: Amendment to Outdoor Burning Rules
This rulemaking will implement HB 2386, 85th Texas Legislature, 2017, by incorporating necessary revisions to 30 TAC Chapter 111. Specifically, 30 TAC §111.209 will be amended to allow volunteer firefighters to provide supervision of outdoor burning in counties with a population of less than 50,000 in areas outside of a municipality.

Executive Summary

Ch. 111

Public Hearing
06/01/20

Comments Due
06/23/20

Submit via eComments
05/22/20 – 06/23/20

Approval Date
04/08/20

2020-006-305-WS

HB 1331, HB 1435, and HB 1953: Fee Increase, Site Assessments, and Exemption of Plastic Pyrolysis
The rulemaking would implement bills passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. Specifically, the rulemaking would implement: House Bill (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 is exempt from solid waste.

Executive Summary

Ch. 305

Ch. 330

Comments Due
06/16/20

Submit via eComments
05/15/20 – 06/16/20

Approval Date
04/08/20

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
The rulemaking would implement Senate Bill (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

Comments Due
06/16/20

Submit via eComments
05/15/20 – 06/16/20

Approval Date
03/25/20

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.

Executive Summary

Ch. 281

Comments Due
06/16/20

Submit via eComments
05/15/20 – 06/16/20

Approval Date
03/25/20

2020-007-290-OW

HB 3552: Notice Requirements Regarding Termination of Fluoridation at Public Water Systems
The rulemaking would implement House Bill 3552, 86th Texas Legislature, 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.

Executive Summary

Ch. 290

Comments Due
06/16/20

Submit via eComments
05/15/20 – 06/16/20