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.
The Department 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
You may provide written
comments to the Department at the upcoming public meeting, by mail, or by email.
Public meeting: December 12, 2016
p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
West 49th Street, K-100 Lecture Hall
Mailing address: Texas
Department of State Health Services
Environmental Hazards Group Rules Coordinator
Box 149347, MC 1987
Email address: EHGRulesCoordinator@dshs.state.tx.us
“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
Division for Regulatory Services