Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
Rule Review Plan

In accordance with Texas Government Code ยง2001.039, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (TBPG) plans to conduct a review of its rules as follows:

November 2013

Publish Notice of Intent to Review Rules in the Texas Register. All comments and public input regarding the review of agency rules should be directed to Charles Horton, Executive Director, Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, P.O. Box 13225, Austin, Texas 78711.

TBPG will begin review of Board rules in 22 TAC Part 39, as follows:

Chapter 850. Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
Subchapter A. Authority and Definitions
Subchapter B. Organization and Responsibilities
Subchapter C. Fees
Subchapter D. Advisory Opinions

Chapter 851. Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists Licensing and Enforcement Rules
Subchapter A. Definitions
Subchapter B. P.G. Licensing, Firm Registration, and GIT Certification
Subchapter C. Code of Professional Conduct
Subchapter D. Compliance and Enforcement
Subchapter E. Hearings--Contested Cases

November 2013 - February 2014

Committee meetings will be held to solicit public input on the Review of Agency rules. Committees will discuss all public input received and prepare recommendations for proposal of amendment for Board review and approval for publishing in the Texas Register.

March - April 2014

Board will meet to consider recommendations for proposal of amendment to its rules for publishing in the Texas Register for public comment.

July - August 2014

Committee meetings will be held to review public comments on proposed amendments. Committees will prepare recommendations for Board review and approval.

August 2014

Board will meet to consider public comments received and consider rules for readoption, readoption with amendment, or repeal.