TITLE 37. PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS

PART 1. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

CHAPTER 4. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REGULATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

SUBCHAPTER A. REGULATIONS GOVERNING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

37 TAC §4.1

The Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) adopts amendments to §4.1, concerning Transportation of Hazardous Materials. This section is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 17, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 6483) and will not be republished.

These amendments are necessary to harmonize updates to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations with those laws adopted by Texas.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of these amendments.

The amendments are adopted pursuant to Texas Transportation Code, §644.051, which authorizes the director to adopt rules regulating the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles; and authorizes the director to adopt all or part of the federal safety regulations, by reference.

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 December 20, 2017.

TRD-201705269

D. Phillip Adkins

General Counsel

Texas Department of Public Safety

Effective date: January 9, 2018

Proposal publication date: November 17, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 424-5848


SUBCHAPTER B. REGULATIONS GOVERNING TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

37 TAC §4.11

The Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) adopts amendments to §4.11, concerning General Applicability and Definitions. This section is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 17, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 6484) and will not be republished.

These amendments are necessary to harmonize updates to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations with those laws adopted by Texas.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of these amendments.

The amendments are adopted pursuant to Texas Transportation Code, §644.051, which authorizes the director to adopt rules regulating the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles; and authorizes the director to adopt all or part of the federal safety regulations, by reference.

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 December 20, 2017.

TRD-201705270

D. Phillip Adkins

General Counsel

Texas Department of Public Safety

Effective date: January 9, 2018

Proposal publication date: November 17, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 424-5848


37 TAC §4.13

The Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) adopts amendments to §4.13, concerning authority to Enforce, Training and Certificate Requirements. This section is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 17, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 6485) and will not be republished.

The proposed amendments are necessary to ensure this section is consistent with the Texas Transportation Code, §644.101, which establishes which peace officers are eligible to enforce Chapter 644 of the Texas Transportation Code.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of these amendments.

The amendments are adopted pursuant to Texas Transportation Code, §644.051, which authorizes the director to adopt rules regulating the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles; and authorizes the director to adopt all or part of the federal safety regulations, by reference.

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 December 20, 2017.

TRD-201705271

D. Phillip Adkins

General Counsel

Texas Department of Public Safety

Effective date: January 9, 2018

Proposal publication date: November 17, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 424-5848