Proposed Rule Reviews

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Title 16, Part 2

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) publishes this notice of intention to review Chapter 25, Substantive Rules Applicable to Electric Service Providers pursuant to Texas Government Code §2001.039, Agency Review of Existing Rules. The text of the rule sections will not be published. The text of the rules may be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Economic Regulation, Part II, or through the commission's website at Project Number 47729 is assigned to this proceeding.

Texas Government Code §2001.039 requires that each state agency review and readopt, readopt with amendments, or repeal the rules adopted by that agency pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001, Subchapter B, Rulemaking. As required by §2001.039, this review is to assess whether the reason for adopting or readopting the rules continues to exist. The commission requests specific comments from interested persons on whether the reasons for adopting each rule section in Chapter 25 continue to exist. If it is determined during this review that any section of Chapter 25 needs to be repealed or amended, the repeal or amendment will be initiated under a separate proceeding. This notice of intention to review Chapter 25 has no effect on the sections as they currently exist.

Comments on the review of Chapter 25 (16 copies) may be submitted to the Filing Clerk, Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, within 31 days after publication. Reply comments may be submitted within 45 days after publication. When filing comments interested persons are requested to comment on the sections in the same order they are found in the chapter and to clearly designate which section is being commented upon. All comments should refer to Project Number 47729.

The rules subject to this review are proposed for publication under the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Texas Utilities Code Annotated §14.002 (West 2016) (PURA), which provides the Public Utility Commission with the authority to make and enforce rules reasonably required in the exercise of its powers and jurisdiction; and Texas Government Code §2001.039 which requires each state agency to review its rules every four years.

Cross Reference to Statutes: Texas Government Code §2001.039; Texas Utilities Code Annotated, Title II, Public Utility Regulatory Act; and Title IV, Chapters 161, 163, 181, 182, 183, 184, and 185.


Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Filed: November 17, 2017

Texas Real Estate Commission

Title 22, Part 23

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) files this notice of intention to review Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 23, Chapter 531, Canons of Professional Ethics, Chapter 533, Practice and Procedure, Chapter 534, General Administration, and Chapter 541, Rules Relating to the Provisions of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53. This review is undertaken pursuant to Government Code, §2001.039. TREC will accept comments for 30 days following the publication of this notice in the Texas Register as to whether the reasons for adopting the sections under review continue to exist. Final consideration of this rule review is expected at the TREC meeting in May 2018.

Any questions or comments pertaining to this notice of intention to review should be directed to Kerri Lewis, General Counsel, Texas Real Estate Commission. P.O. Box 12188, Austin, Texas 78711-2188 or e-mailed to within 30 days of publication.

During the review process, TREC may determine that a specific rule may need to be amended to further refine TREC's legal and policy considerations; whether the rules reflect current TREC procedures; that no changes to a rule as currently in effect are necessary; or that a rule is no longer valid or applicable. Rules may also be combined or reduced for simplification and clarity when feasible. Readopted rules will be noted in the Texas Register's Rules Review section without publication of the text. Any proposed amendments or repeal of a rule or chapter as a result of the review will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for an additional 30-day public comment period prior to final adoption or repeal.


Kerri Lewis

General Counsel

Texas Real Estate Commission

Filed: November 17, 2017