and Proposed Rules - Asbestos Program
The Texas Department
of State Health Services (Department) is proposing the repeal of the current Texas
Asbestos Health Protection Rules located in 25 TAC Chapter 295, Subchapter C,
Texas Asbestos Health Protection, §§295.31-295.73, in the November 11, 2016, issue
of the Texas Register. In the same issue, the Department is proposing new 25 TAC
Chapter 296, Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR). This issue of the
Texas Register is located on the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1111/1111is.pdf.
The proposed TAHPR begins on page 8916 of this document.
will accept written comments on the proposed new rules during a 60-day formal
comment period, until January 10, 2017. A public meeting to receive oral comments
on the proposed rules has been scheduled for December 12, 2016, from 1:30 p.m.
to 4:30 pm at the Department of State Health Services, K-100 Lecture Hall, 1100
W. 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.
You may provide written comments to
the Department at the upcoming public meeting, by mail, or by email.
meeting: December 12, 2016 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 1100 West 49th Street, K-100
Lecture Hall Austin, TX 78756
Mailing address: Texas Department of State
Health Services Attn: Environmental Hazards Group Rules Coordinator PO Box 149347,
MC 1987 Austin, TX 78714-9347
Email address: EHGRulesCoordinator@dshs.state.tx.us
Please write “Comments for TAHPR” in the subject line.
The Department will
summarize and respond to written comments in a subsequent Texas Register issue.
Any changes to rule text to incorporate comments will also be published. The effective
date for the new rules is anticipated to be in May 2017.
If you have any
questions regarding the proposed rule text or the rule time line, please contact
Steven Uecker, Asbestos Programs Coordinator, at (512) 834-6787, extension 2198.
Thank you for your interest in the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules.
Asbestos Program Division for Regulatory Services Last updated November 21, 2016