REVIEW OF AGENCY RULES

Proposed Rule Reviews

Texas Department of Agriculture

Title 4, Part 1

In accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039, the Texas Department of Agriculture (Department) files this notice of intent to review its rules under Title 4, Part 1 of the Texas Administrative Code.

The Department will conduct a review of its rules on a chapter-by-chapter basis and individual notices of intent to review all rules under each chapter will be published in the Rule Review section of the Texas Register. Assessment of the rules by the Department will determine whether the reasons for adoption of the rules continue to exist. 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 a 30-day public comment period prior to final adoption or repeal.

The Department will initiate the rule review within each of the following chapters that have not already been reviewed in accordance with §2001.039 of the Government Code. The review will begin December 9, 2016 and be concluded no later than December 9, 2016.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, Part 1.

Chapter 1. General Procedures.

Chapter 2. Licensing.

Chapter 3. Boll Weevil Eradication Program.

Chapter 4. Prescribed Burning Board Enforcement Program.

Chapter 5. Fuel Quality.

Chapter 6. Seed Arbitration.

Chapter 7. Pesticides.

Chapter 8. Agriculture Hazard Communication Regulations.

Chapter 9. Seed Quality.

Chapter 10. Seed Certification Standards.

Chapter 12. Weights and Measures.

Chapter 13. Grain Warehouse.

Chapter 14. Perishable Commodities Handling and Marketing Program.

Chapter 15. Egg Law.

Chapter 16. Aquaculture.

Chapter 17. Marketing and Promotion.

Chapter 18. Organic Standards and Certification.

Chapter 19. Quarantines and Noxious and Invasive Plants.

Chapter 20. Cotton Pest Control.

Chapter 21. Citrus.

Chapter 22. Nursery Products and Floral Items.

Chapter 24. Food Distribution and Processing.

Chapter 25. Special Nutrition Processing.

Chapter 26. Food and Nutrition Division.

Chapter 29. Economic Development.

Chapter 30. Community Development.

Comments and questions should be directed to Jessica Escobar, Texas Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711, (512) 463-4075, or by email to Jessica.Escobar@TexasAgriculture.gov.

TRD-201606087

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Filed: November 29, 2016


Texas Education Agency

Title 19, Part 2

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) proposes the review of 19 TAC Chapter 30, Administration, pursuant to the Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The rules being reviewed by the TEA in 19 TAC Chapter 30 are organized under the following subchapters: Subchapter AA, Commissioner of Education: General Provisions, and Subchapter BB, Commissioner of Education: Purchasing and Contracts.

As required by the Texas Government Code, §2001.039, the TEA will accept comments as to whether the reasons for adopting 19 TAC Chapter 30, Subchapters AA and BB, continue to exist.

The public comment period on the review of 19 TAC Chapter 30, Subchapters AA and BB, begins December 9, 2016, and ends January 9, 2017. Comments or questions regarding this rule review may be submitted to Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez, Rulemaking, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494. Comments may also be submitted electronically to rules@tea.texas.gov.

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Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: November 28, 2016


The State Board of Education (SBOE) proposes the review of 19 TAC Chapter 30, Administration, pursuant to the Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The rules being reviewed by the SBOE in 19 TAC Chapter 30 are organized under the following subchapters: Subchapter A, State Board of Education: General Provisions, and Subchapter B, State Board of Education: Purchasing and Contracts.

As required by the Texas Government Code, §2001.039, the SBOE will accept comments as to whether the reasons for adopting 19 TAC Chapter 30, Subchapters A and B, continue to exist. The comment period begins with the publication of this notice and must last a minimum of 30 days.

Comments or questions regarding this rule review may be submitted to Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez, Rulemaking, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701-1494. Comments may also be submitted electronically to rules@tea.texas.gov.

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Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: November 28, 2016


Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board

Title 4, Part 6

In accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039, the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board (Board), files this notice of intent to review its rules under Title 4, Part 6 of the Texas Administrative Code.

The Board will conduct a review of its rules on a chapter-by-chapter basis and individual notices of intent to review all rules under each chapter will be published in the Rule Review section of the Texas Register. Assessment of the rules by the Board will determine whether the reasons for adoption of the rules continue to exist. 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 a 30-day public comment period prior to final adoption or repeal.

The Board will initiate the rule review within the following chapter which has not already been reviewed in accordance with §2001.039 of the Government Code. The review will begin December 9, 2016 and be concluded no later than December 9, 2016.

Chapter 90. Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Fund Program Rules.

Comments and questions should be directed to Jessica Escobar, Texas Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711, (512) 463-4075, or by email to Jessica.Escobar@TexasAgriculture.gov.

TRD-201606088

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board

Filed: November 29, 2016


Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Title 16, Part 4

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) files this notice of intent to review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 59, Continuing Education Requirements. This review and consideration is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, §2001.039.

An assessment will be made by the Department as to whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist. Each rule will be reviewed to determine whether it is obsolete, whether the rule reflects current legal and policy considerations, and whether the rule reflects current procedures of the Department.

Any questions or written comments pertaining to this rule review may be submitted by mail to Neta Lamas, Legal Assistant, General Counsel's Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, or by facsimile to (512) 475-3032, or electronically to erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov. The deadline for comments is 30 days after publication in the Texas Register.

Any proposed changes to these rules as a result of the rule review will be published in the Proposed Rule Section of the Texas Register. The proposed rules will be open for public comment prior to final adoption or repeal by the Department, in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

§59.1 Authority.

§59.3 Purpose and Applicability.

§59.10 Definitions.

§59.20 Provider Registration.

§59.21 Provider Registration Renewals.

§59.30 Continuing Education Courses.

§59.51 Responsibilities of Providers.

§59.80 Fees.

§59.90 Sanctions--Administrative Sanctions and Penalties.

TRD-201606096

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: November 30, 2016