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Rules and Laws

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) is a compilation of all state agency rules in Texas. The Public Utility Commission (PUC) rules are under Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Part II.

  • Chapter 27 - Administrative Rules - Commission rules for administrative services. This chapter governs the Commission's historically underutilized business program for state purchases, and procedures for negotiation and mediation of certain contract disputes.

  • Chapter 22 - Procedural Rules - Commission rules establishing procedures for practice before the PUC. This chapter governs the initiation, conduct, and determination of proceedings required or permitted by law, including proceedings referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

  • Substantive Rules

  • Chapter 21 - Interconnection Agreements for Telecommunications Service Providers - Commission rules establishing procedures for approving interconnection agreements and resolving open issues pursuant to the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 (FTA) §252.

  • Statutes - Includes the Commission's current enabling statute, the Public Utility Regulatory Act of 2011. Also included are the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Commission's Rule Review Plan.

  • Recent Rules Changes - This chart includes the most recent changes to any of the Commission's rules in Chapters 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 and 28.

  • Public Utility Commission Citation Guide - This publication serves as a reference tool to provide a consistent style for citation forms commonly used at the PUC. (PDF)

  • Public Participation - The PUC welcomes public participation in its proceedings. Find out how to become either a "full" or "partial" participant.