TITLE 4. AGRICULTURE

PART 1. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROCEDURES

SUBCHAPTER E. ADVISORY COMMITTEES

4 TAC §1.208, §1.209

The Texas Department of Agriculture (Department) adopts the repeal of 4 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 1, Subchapter E, §1.208, concerning Shrimp Marketing Assistance Program Advisory Committee and §1.209, concerning Wine Industry Development and Marketing Advisory Committee. The repeals are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the March 25, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 1552) and will not be republished.

Section 56(5) of Senate Bill 703 (SB 703), 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session (2021) repealed Texas Agriculture Code, §§47.053 and 50B.002, which provided for the creation of a shrimp advisory committee and a wine industry development advisory committee, respectively. The repeal of Texas Agriculture Code, §§47.053 and 50B.002 necessitates repeal of corresponding rules for the Shrimp Marketing Assistance Program Advisory Committee and the Wine Industry Development and Marketing Advisory Committee.

No comments were received on the proposed repeals.

The repeals are adopted under §12.016 of the Texas Agriculture Code, which provides that the Department may adopt rules as necessary for the administration of its powers and duties under the Code.

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 June 30, 2022.

TRD-202202459

Skyler Shafer

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Effective date: July 20, 2022

Proposal publication date: March 25, 2022

For further information, please call: (310) 622-5584


CHAPTER 17. MARKETING AND PROMOTION

SUBCHAPTER F. TEXAS WINE MARKETING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

4 TAC §17.200, §17.201

The Texas Department of Agriculture (Department) adopts amendments to 4 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 17, Subchapter F, §17.200, concerning Definitions; and §17.201, concerning Wine Marketing Assistance Program. The amendments are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the March 25, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 1552) and will not be republished.

Section 56(5) of Senate Bill 703, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session (2021), among other things, repealed Texas Agriculture Code, §50B.002, which provided for the creation of a wine industry development advisory committee. The repeal of Texas Agriculture Code, §50B.002 necessitates the repeal of corresponding rules for the Wine Industry Development and Marketing Advisory Committee (Committee).

The amendments to §17.200 remove the definition of committee, as well as definitions that are duplicative of definitions already found in 4 TAC §1.1 that apply to all Department rules. The amendments reorder a definition to place it in alphabetical order.

The amendments to §17.201 remove all references to the Committee and its responsibilities as well as make minor editorial changes.

No comments were received on the proposed amendments.

The amendments are adopted under §12.016 of the Texas Agriculture Code, which provides that the Department may adopt rules as necessary for the administration of its powers and duties under the Texas Agriculture Code.

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 June 30, 2022.

TRD-202202460

Skyler Shafer

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Effective date: July 20, 2022

Proposal publication date: March 25, 2022

For further information, please call: (512) 936-9360


SUBCHAPTER H. TEXAS SHRIMP MARKETING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Texas Department of Agriculture (Department) adopts amendments to 4 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 17, Subchapter H, §17.400, concerning Definitions; §17.401, concerning Shrimp Marketing Assistance Program and Advisory Committee; and the repeal of §17.402, concerning Shrimp Marketing Assistance Program Staff. The amendments and repeal are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the March 25, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 1554) and will not be republished.

Section 56(5) of Senate Bill 703, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session (2021), among other things, repealed Texas Agriculture Code, §47.053, which provided for the creation of a shrimp advisory committee. The repeal of Texas Agriculture Code, §47.053 necessitates repeal of corresponding rules for the Shrimp Marketing Assistance Program Advisory Committee (Committee).

The amendments to §17.400 remove the definition of committee, as well as definitions that are either not used in the subchapter or that are duplicative of definitions already found in 4 TAC §1.1 that apply to all Department rules.

The amendments to §17.401 remove all references to the Committee and its responsibilities, as well as make minor editorial changes. The amendments also change the heading of this rule from "Shrimp Marketing Assistance Program and Advisory Committee" to "Shrimp Marketing Assistance Program."

Section 17.402 is repealed because it unnecessarily duplicates the text of Texas Agriculture Code, §47.054(a).

No comments regarding the amendments or repeal were received.

4 TAC §17.400, §17.401

The amendments are adopted under Section 12.016 of the Texas Agriculture Code, which provides that the Department may adopt rules as necessary for the administration of its powers and duties under the Texas Agriculture Code.

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 June 30, 2022.

TRD-202202461

Skyler Shafer

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Effective date: July 20, 2022

Proposal publication date: March 25, 2022

For further information, please call: (512) 936-9360


4 TAC §17.402

The repeal is adopted under §12.016 of the Texas Agriculture Code, which provides that the Department may adopt rules as necessary for the administration of its powers and duties under the Texas Agriculture Code.

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 June 30, 2022.

TRD-202202462

Skyler Shafer

Assistant General Counsel

Texas Department of Agriculture

Effective date: July 20, 2022

Proposal publication date: March 25, 2022

For further information, please call: (512) 936-9360