Bill Text: TX SB1531 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to written objections to the proposed installation or modification of a stationary LP-Gas installation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2023-03-16 - Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development [SB1531 Detail]

Download: Texas-2023-SB1531-Introduced.html
  88R4514 ANG-D
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 1531
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to written objections to the proposed installation or
  modification of a stationary LP-Gas installation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Subchapter M, Chapter 113,
  Natural Resources Code, is amended to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER M. REQUIRED NOTICES; WRITTEN OBJECTION [CONSUMER SAFETY
  NOTIFICATION]
         SECTION 2.  The heading to Section 113.401, Natural
  Resources Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 113.401.  CONSUMER SAFETY NOTIFICATION [NOTICE
  REQUIRED].
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter M, Chapter 113, Natural Resources
  Code, is amended by adding Sections 113.402 and 113.403 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 113.402.  NOTICE FOR CERTAIN STATIONARY LP-GAS
  INSTALLATIONS. (a) For a proposed installation or modification of a
  stationary LP-gas installation with an aggregate water capacity of
  10,000 gallons or more, the commission shall require the applicant
  to mail notice containing the information required by the
  commission by registered or certified mail, return receipt
  requested, or by an other form of mail that provides proof of
  delivery, to all owners of real property situated within 500 feet of
  the proposed container location.
         (b)  The applicant shall maintain a record of the proof of
  delivery for a period of time determined by the commission.
         (c)  The commission may exempt from the requirements of this
  section certain installations where LP-gas containers of 10,000
  gallons or more aggregate water capacity are used as fuel storage
  supply for asphalt heating.
         Sec. 113.403.  WRITTEN OBJECTION. (a) Not later than the
  30th day after the date a person receives notice under Section
  113.402, the person may file with the commission written objection
  to the application for the proposed installation or modification
  that is the subject of the notice.
         (b)  The written objection shall be made part of the record
  and one copy of the written objection shall be furnished to the
  operator and the person who filed the objection.
         (c)  The commission shall notify a person who filed a written
  objection under Subsection (a) of any deficiency with the person's
  written objection and provide the person 15 days to correct the
  deficiency.
         SECTION 4.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application for the installation or modification of a
  stationary LP-gas installation that is filed with the Railroad
  Commission of Texas on or after the effective date of this Act. An
  application for the installation or modification of a stationary
  LP-gas installation that is filed before the effective date of this
  Act is governed by the law in effect on the date of filing, and that
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
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