General Land Office

Rule Review Plan

In accordance with ยง2001.039 Government Code, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) is serving notice of its intent to review all rules under Title 31, Part 1 of the Texas Administrative Code. This revised rule review plan is amended to replace all previous published review plans.

Rule review will be conducted 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. Review of the rules under each chapter listed in this plan will determine whether the reasons for adoption of the rules continues to exist. During the review process, the GLO may also determine that a rule may need amended to further refine the directives and goals of the GLO, that no changes to a rule as currently in effect are necessary or that a rule is no longer valid or applicable. Rules will also be combined or reduced for simplification and clarity when feasible. Readopted rules will be noted in the Texas Register's Rules Review section without publication of the text. 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 an additional 30-day public comment prior to final adoption or repeal.

The GLO invites suggestions from the public during the review process and will address any comments received. Any questions or comments should be directed to Melinda Tracy, General Land Office, 1700 North Congress, Room 626, Austin, Texas, 78701-1495, (512) 305-9129.

The GLO will initiate the review of rules within each of the following chapters that have not already been reviewed in accordance with Section 167, Article IX. The reviews will begin in September 2000 and be concluded by no later than August 31, 2001.

Chapter 2. Rules of Practice and Procedure

Chapter 4. General Rules of Practice and Procedure

Chapter 7. Surveying

Chapter 8. Gas and Marketing Program

Chapter 9. Exploration and Leasing of Oil and Gas

Chapter 10. Exploration and Development of State Minerals Other Than Oil and Gas

Chapter 13. Land Resources

Chapter 14. Relationship Between Agency and Private Organizations

Chapter 15. Coastal Area Planning

Chapter 16. Coastal Protection

Chapter 17. Hearing and Procedures for Administrative Penalties and Removal of Unauthorized or Dangerous Structures on State Land

Chapter 19. Oil Spill Prevention and Response

Chapter 25. Beach Cleaning and Maintenance Assistance Program

A review of the rules under the following chapters has been conducted. The GLO will initiate a new review of each of these chapters within four years of the previously conducted review.

Chapter 1. Executive Administration, Review Adopted 12/30/98

Chapter 9. Exploration and Leasing of State Oil and Gas, Review Adopted 12/18/98

Chapter 10. Exploration And Development Of State Minerals Other Than Oil And Gas, Review Adopted 12/17/98

Chapter 13. Land Resources, Review Adopted 4/5/99

Chapter 17. Hearing Procedures For Administrative Penalties And Removal Of Unauthorized Or Dangerous Structures On State Land, Review Adopted 4/5/99

Chapter 20. Natural Resources Damage Assessment, Review Adopted 8/18/00