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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:
    07/14/21
  • 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.

  • Approval Date:
    05/19/21
  • Comments Due:
    07/06/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    06/04/21 – 07/06/21
2020-010-335-WS IHW Generator and Management Fees Increase

The rulemaking would establish increases to the Industrial Hazardous Waste (IHW) generator fee schedule and the IHW management fee schedule.

  • Approval Date:
    03/10/21
  • Comments Due:
    04/26/2021
  • Submit via eComments:
    03/12/21 – 04/26/21
2020-018-039-LS Amend Public Notice and Participation Requirements

This proposed rulemaking would adopt to extend alternative language public notice and participation requirements for public meetings.