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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 DatesRule Project NumberShort Title/DescriptionProposal (PDF)

Approval Date
09/11/19

2019-074-117-AINOx RACT Rules for the HGB and DFW 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Reclassifications
This rulemaking would revise Chapter 117 to implement Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for major sources of NOx in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria and Dallas-Fort Worth and ozone nonattainment areas to fulfill federal NOx RACT requirements based on the reclassification to serious for both areas for the 2008 eight-hour ozone NAAQS. The proposed rulemaking focus is on implementing RACT requirements for Wise County.

Executive Summary

Ch. 117

Public Hearing
10/14/19
10/17/19

Comments Due
10/28/19

Submit via eComments
09/13/19 – 10/28/19

Approval Date
09/11/19

2019-075-115-AIVOC RACT Rules for the HGB and DFW 2008 Eight-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Reclassifications
This rulemaking would revise Chapter 115 to implement Reasonably Available Control Technology requirements for CTG emission source categories and non-CTG major sources of VOC in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. The major source threshold for serious nonattainment areas is the potential to emit 50 tons per year (tpy) of VOC. The proposed rulemaking focus is on updating the major source threshold for storage tanks in Wise County to 50 tpy achieving consistency with the thresholds for the rest of the Dallas-Fort Worth nonattainment area.

Executive Summary

Ch. 115

Public Hearing
10/14/19
10/17/19

Comments Due
10/28/19

Submit via eComments
09/13/19 – 10/28/19

Approval Date
06/12/19

2016-042-309-OWAmendment of Chapters 222 and 309 Relating to Beneficial Reuse Credits
This rulemaking would amend Chapter 222 and 309 to reduce the size of effluent storage ponds and land application area based on the volume of wastewater that is beneficially reused.

Executive Summary

Ch. 222

Ch. 309

Public Hearing
07/25/19

Comments Due
07/30/19

Submit via eComments
06/28/19 - 07/30/19