Bill Text: TX HB912 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding wastewater discharge permits.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2015-02-25 - Referred to Environmental Regulation [HB912 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-HB912-Introduced.html
  84R3219 SLB-D
 
  By: Isaac H.B. No. 912
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the dismissal of protests against certain decisions and
  actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding
  wastewater discharge permits.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 26, Water Code, is amended
  by adding Section 26.0284 to read as follows:
         Sec. 26.0284.  DISMISSAL OF CERTAIN PROTESTS. (a) In this
  section, "protest" means:
               (1)  a request that the commission hold a contested
  case hearing on an application for a wastewater discharge permit; 
               (2)  a request that the commission reconsider the
  executive director's decision to issue a wastewater discharge
  permit;
               (3)  a motion requesting that the commission overturn
  the executive director's issuance of a wastewater discharge permit;
  or
               (4)  a motion requesting that the commission review its
  decision denying a request for a contested case hearing on an
  application for a wastewater discharge permit or approving an
  application for a wastewater discharge permit after a contested
  case hearing has been conducted.
         (b)  The commission shall dismiss a protest if the protest is
  filed by a municipality that is subject to less stringent
  wastewater treatment requirements than the requirements
  established by the permit.
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  a request or motion filed with the Texas Commission on
  Environmental Quality on or after the effective date of this Act. A
  request or motion filed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the request or motion was
  filed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
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