Bill Text: TX HB2369 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the shutdown during a weather-related disaster of facilities that have reported emissions events to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-03-15 - Referred to Environmental Regulation [HB2369 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2369-Introduced.html
  87R5534 SLB-D
 
  By: Morales Shaw H.B. No. 2369
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the shutdown during a weather-related disaster of
  facilities that have reported emissions events to the Texas
  Commission on Environmental Quality.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 382, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended by adding Section 382.0261 to read as follows:
         Sec. 382.0261.  ORDERS ISSUED DURING DISASTER DECLARATION.
  The commission shall adopt rules to implement, in the event of a
  state or federally declared weather-related disaster, a system of
  staggered shutdowns for regulated entities located in the area
  covered by the disaster declaration that are required to report
  emissions events under Section 382.0215. Rules adopted under this
  section must:
               (1)  consider the 10-year history of reported emissions
  events, or the entire history of reported emissions events if a
  regulated entity has been in operation for less than 10 years, and
  provide that the regulated entities with the highest number of
  reported emissions events over the course of the considered history
  be ordered to shut down before regulated entities with lower
  numbers of reported emissions events;
               (2)  ensure that the procedures for the staggered
  shutdown:
                     (A)  minimize the cumulative air pollution
  effects of the shutdown; and
                     (B)  cause the shutdown to be completed in the
  safest manner possible; and
               (3)  include exceptions for specific types of
  facilities whose shutdown would increase a risk to the health or
  safety of the population in the area covered by the disaster
  declaration.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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