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Project #40180

Rulemaking to Amend Subst. R. §25.497 to Make a Secondary/Emergency Contact Optional


The proposed amendments make the inclusion of a secondary contact optional in an application to be designated as a Critical Care Residential Customer and/or Chronic Condition Residential Customer. In addition, the amendments add the term "emergency contact" and make it synonymous with "secondary contact." The amendments primarily use the term "emergency contact" rather than "secondary contact," because "emergency contact" better describes the nature of this type of contact person. The amendments retain one reference to "secondary contact," because that term is used in §25.483, relating to Disconnection of Service. This rulemaking project is limited in scope, and is intended to address only the secondary/emergency contact.

Staff Assigned

Christine Wright, 512-936-7376

Project Schedule

The adopted rules will be published in the Texas Register on June 8, 2012.
The effective date of the rules is June 11, 2012.

Documents Available

Order Adopting Amendments to §25.497 as Approved at the May 18, 2012 Open Meeting - MS Word (.doc)

Proposal for Publication of Amendments to §25.497 as Approved at the February 23, 2012 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)