Bill Text: TX HB3929 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce federal regulations on blasting by aggregate production operations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-21 - Referred to Energy Resources [HB3929 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3929-Introduced.html
  86R11621 JXC-D
 
  By: Wilson H.B. No. 3929
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to
  enforce federal regulations on blasting by aggregate production
  operations.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 28A.001, Water Code, is amended by
  adding Subdivision (5-a) to read as follows:
               (5-a) "Railroad commission" means the Railroad
  Commission of Texas.
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 28A, Water Code, is amended by adding
  Subchapter D to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER D.  RAILROAD COMMISSION AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE FEDERAL
  REGULATIONS
         Sec. 28A.151.  RAILROAD COMMISSION AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE
  FEDERAL REGULATIONS. The railroad commission may enforce a
  provision of regulations applicable to blasting at an aggregate
  production operation adopted by the Mine Safety and Health
  Administration under 30 C.F.R. Chapter 1 if the enforcement program
  is approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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