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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 Dates Rule Project Number Short Title/Description Proposal (PDF)

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

Approval Date
01/24/18

2017-009-305-OW Dental Office Pretreatment Standards (40 CFR Part 441) Adoption by Reference
The rulemaking would amend 30 TAC §305.541 to adopt by reference 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 441 as published on June 14, 2017, in the Federal Register (82 FedReg 27154 - 27178) and minor corrections to the rule that were published in the Federal Register on June 26 and July 5, 2017 (82 FedReg 28777; 82 FedReg 30997). The proposed rulemaking would also adopt by reference the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category.

Executive Summary

Ch. 305

Public Hearing
03/08/18

Comments Due
03/12/18

Submit via eComments
02/09/18 - 03/12/18