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Project #42190

Migration of Rules Related to Water Utilities From the TCEQ (Chapter 291) to the PUC (New Chapter 24)


This proposal will result in the migration of substantive rules regulating water and sewer utilities from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) (30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 291) to the commission (16 TAC Chapter 24). The proposed new chapter (Chapter 24) will implement the TCEQ's substantive rules related to the economic regulation of water and sewer utilities into the commission's substantive rules, and includes necessary changes to implement the rules in accordance with commission procedures. This rulemaking is necessary to allow the commission to begin the economic regulation water and sewer utilities effective September 1, 2014, pursuant to House Bill (H.B.) 1600 and Senate Bill (S.B.) 567, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session. Therefore, the new Chapter 24 substantive rules will be effective September 1, 2014.

Staff Assigned

Chrissy Mann

Therese Harris

Project Schedule

The proposed rules will be published on April 11, 2014.
Comments are due on May 12, 2014
Reply comments are due on May 28, 2014.
A public hearing will be held only if requested by May 12, 2014.

Documents Available

Proposal for Publication of New Chapter 24 Related to Substantive Rules Applicable to Water and Sewer Service Providers, Migration of Substantive Rules from the TCEQ (30 TAC Chapter 291) to the PUC (16 TAC 24) As Approved at the March 27, 2014 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)