Public Utility Commission of Texas
Rule Review Plan

Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Texas Government Code §2001.039, Agency Review of Existing Rules, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) proposes the following plan to review all commission rules and to determine, at a minimum, whether the reasons for adopting the rules still exist.

The rule review plan runs from fiscal year September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2015.  Project Number 39612, Review of Agency Rules Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act §2001.039 for FYs 2012-2015, is assigned to this review plan.

The commission will initiate a new project for each chapter review scheduled during each year.  Actions to amend, repeal, or adopt rules may begin independently of this schedule if required by legislative action, court decision, commission decision, or other causes.  In those instances, reasonable opportunity for comments will be provided pursuant to APA §2001.029.

Schedule for Review of Commission Rules

Agency to Begin Review on September 1, 2011: Chapter 21 and Chapter 27

Agency to Begin Review on May 1, 2012: Chapter 22

Agency to Begin Review on November 1, 2013: Chapter 25

Agency to Begin Review on January 1, 2014: Chapter 28

Agency to Begin Review on January 1, 2015: Chapter 26

The commission’s existing rules may be found on the agency’s website at http://www.puc.state.tx.us or in Title 16, Part 2 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) at:

16 TAC Chapter 21, Interconnection Agreements for Telecommunications Service Providers;
16 TAC Chapter 22, Procedural Rules;
16 TAC Chapter 25, Substantive Rules Applicable to Electric Service Providers;
16 TAC Chapter 26, Substantive Rules Applicable to Telecommunications Service Providers;
16 TAC Chapter 27, Rules for Administrative Services; and
16 TAC Chapter 28, Substantive Rules Applicable to Cable and Video Service Providers.

Any questions about this plan should be directed to Adriana Gonzales, Rules Coordinator, Docket Management Division, at (512) 936-7223, adriana.gonzales@puc.state.tx.us, or by mail at Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephone (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136 or toll free at 1-800-735-2989.