Presenter: Ann Bright

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Action
Chapter 59 Parks
Chapter 69 Resource Protection
January 2005

I. Executive Summary: Section 2001.039 of the Texas Government Code requires state agencies to review each rule under its jurisdiction at least once every four years. A state agency’s review of a rule must include an assessment of whether the reasons for initially adopting the rule continue to exist. Notices of proposed review of Chapter 59-Parks and Chapter 69-Resource Protection, were published in the Texas Register on September 24, 2004 (29 Tex.Reg. 9211). In November 2004, the Commission authorized publication of the proposed changes to Chapters 59 and 69. Notice of the proposed changes to Chapter 59 were published in the Texas Register on December 17, 2004 (29 Tex. Reg. 11556). Notice of the proposed changes to Chapter 69 were published in the Texas Register on December 24, 2004 (29 Tex.Reg 11932, 11999).

II. Discussion:

Completed Rule Review
TPWD staff recommends the adoption of the completed rule review of Chapters 59 and 69.

Adoption of Changes
TPWD staff recommends the adoption of the following changes to chapters 59 and 69:

Chapter 59, Parks:

Chapter 69, Resource Protection

III. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopts amendments to §59.10, §§69.5, 69.8, §§69.19-69.21, §§69.24-69.27, §69.71, §69.77, §69.301 and §69.303. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission also adopts the completed rule review of Chapters 59 and 69.


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