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Project #47302

Rulemaking Proceeding for Amendments to 16 TAC Section §24.121 and Addition of New §24.126 to Implement Legislation Regarding Submetering and Allocated Water and Sewer Utility Services


The proposed amendments modify the commission's substantive rules regarding submetered and allocated water and sewer utility services and implement changes made to Texas Water Code (TWC) Chapter 13 by the 85th Texas Legislature in Senate Bill (SB) 873. This project proposes amendments to §24.121 to add new definitions consistent with the TWC Chapter 13 and also to reorder and renumber existing definitions so they are in alpha and numeric order throughout the section. In addition, the commission proposes adding new §24.126 to specify that the commission has exclusive jurisdiction under TWC Chapter 13 regarding submetering and allocated water and sewer utility service and to establish a complaints and hearings process whereby a complainant can appear remotely for a hearing.

Staff Assigned

Tammy Benter, Water Utility Regulation, 512-936-7165

Lisa Fuentes, Water Utility Regulation, 512-936-7184

Patrick Dinnin, Oversight & Enforcement, 512-936-7285

Project Schedule

The proposal will be published in the Texas Register on November 10, 2017. Comments are due on December 11, 2017.
A Public Hearing will be held on November 28, 2017, if requested by November 17, 2017.

Documents Available

Proposal for Publication of Amendments to §24.121 and New §24.126 as Approved at the October 26, 2017 Open Meeting