TITLE 4. AGRICULTURE

PART 1. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 27. TEXAS CITRUS PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

SUBCHAPTER C. REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUPPRESSION PROGRAM AND ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY

4 TAC §27.301

The Texas Department of Agriculture (Department) adopts amendments to Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 27, Subchapter C, §27.301, relating to requirements for program participation, without changes to the proposal published in the December 15, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 7009). The amendments are adopted to correct acreage reporting requirements to align them with assessment notice and due dates.

No comments were received on the proposal.

The amended rules are adopted under Chapter 80 of the Texas Agriculture Code, which authorizes the Department to adopt rules as necessary for the Texas Citrus Pest and Disease Management Corporation to plan, carry out, and operate suppression programs to manage and control pests and diseases in citrus plants in the state under the supervision of the Department as provided by Chapter 80.

The code affected by the adoption is Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter80.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on January 17, 2018.

TRD-201800141

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Effective date: February 6, 2018

Proposal publication date: December 15, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 463-4075