In accordance with HB 1, Article IX, §167, the Texas Department on Aging is serving a notice of the intent to review all rules of Title 40, Part IX of the Texas Administrative Code effective as of September 1, 1997. Review of these rules is contingent on when these items can be placed on the agenda for a future meeting of the Texas Board on Aging. Therefore, the Department will publish in the Texas Register's Rule Review section a notice of the intent to review rules approximately 60 days prior to a scheduled Board meeting at which the specific rules will be addressed. The text of a rule will not be re-published at that time.
When feasible, these rules will be combined or reduced for simplification and clarity. In some instances, a rule may be expanded to further refine the directives and goals of the Department. During the review process, the Department may also determine that no changes to a rule as currently in effect are necessary or that a rule is no longer valid or necessary. The Board invites suggestions from the public during the review process and will address any comments received. Any proposed changes to a rule as a result of the review will be published in the Proposed Rule section of the Texas Register and will be open for an additional 30-day public comment period prior to final adoption or repeal by the Board.
For questions or comments regarding the review process or to request a tentative schedule of review of the rules, contact Frank Pennington, Director of Program and Fiscal Accountability at P.O. Box 12786, Austin, Texas 78711 or by telephoning at (512) 424-6863.