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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:
    07/29/20
  • Comments Due:
    09/15/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    08/14/20 – 09/15/20
2016-022-331-WS Permit Streamlining Pre-Injection Units

This rulemaking would amend Chapter 331 to revise the regulations for PIUs associated with non hazardous noncommercial Class I injection wells to be consistent with the regulations of the TCEQ's solid waste management program. This rulemaking would also amend rules in Chapters 39, 50, and 55 to align with the changes in Chapter 331.

  • Approval Date:
    07/15/20
  • Comments Due:
    08/31/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    07/31/20 – 08/31/20
2018-024-030-WS HB 1508 (85th Lege); and HB 1342, SB 37, and SB 1217 (86th Lege): Clarifying Administrative Amendments

This rulemaking would amend 30 TAC Chapter 30 for consistency with Texas Occupations Code, Chapters 53, 55, and 56 and Texas Education Code, Chapter 57.

  • Approval Date:
    07/15/20
  • Comments Due:
    08/31/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    07/31/20 – 08/31/20
2020-031-018-AI SB 2: Title Change, Heat Recovery Steam Generator Table Updates, and Tier I Table Updates

The proposed rulemaking would implement SB 2, Section 44, 86th Texas Legislature, by revising the title of 30 TAC Chapter 18. Additionally, the rulemaking would amend 30 TAC Chapter 17 to address advice and recommendations after reviewing Tier I Table and Expedited Review List; add pollution control property recommended by the committee to the Tier I Table and include any changes needed that are associated with addressing HRSGs or additional Tier I Table additions; and modify the Tier I Table to ensure consistency.

  • Approval Date:
    05/20/20
  • Comments Due:
    07/06/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    06/05/20 – 07/06/20
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.

  • Approval Date:
    05/22/20
  • Comments Due:
    07/06/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    06/05/20 – 07/06/20
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.

  • Approval Date:
    04/22/20
  • Public Hearing:
    06/01/20
  • Comments Due:
    06/23/20
  • Submit via eComments:
    05/22/20 – 06/23/20
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.