TITLE 4. AGRICULTURE

PART 1. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 3. BOLL WEEVIL ERADICATION PROGRAM

SUBCHAPTER K. MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

4 TAC §3.702

The Texas Department of Agriculture (the Department), upon the request and recommendation of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, adopts amendments to Title 4, Part 1, Subchapter K, §3.702, concerning the West Texas Maintenance Area. The non-substantive amendments are adopted without changes to the proposal which was published in the November 18, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 9073).

No comments were received on the proposal.

The amendments are adopted in accordance with the Texas Agriculture Code (the Code), §74.203, which provides the Department with the authority to adopt rules to impose a maintenance fee on all cotton grown or on all cotton acres in a maintenance area.

The code that is affected by the adoption is Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter 74.

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 19, 2016.

TRD-201606683

Jessica Escobar

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Effective date: January 8, 2017

Proposal publication date: November 18, 2016

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