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      By Allen                                        H.B. No. 3019

                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

 1-1                                   AN ACT

 1-2     relating to the applicability of required permits from the Texas

 1-3     Natural Resource Conservation Commission for construction or

 1-4     modification of a facility.


 1-6           SECTION 1.  Subsection 382.057(a), Health and Safety Code is

 1-7     amended to read as follows:

 1-8           (a)  Consistent with Section 382.0511, the commission by rule

 1-9     may exempt from the requirements of Section 382.0518 changes within

1-10     a permitted facility and certain types of facilities, or

1-11     construction of new facilities, if it is found on investigation

1-12     that such changes or types of facilities will not make a

1-13     significant contribution of air contaminants to the atmosphere.

1-14     The commission by rule shall exempt from the requirements of

1-15     Section 382.0518 or issue a standard permit for the installation of

1-16     emission control equipment that constitutes a modification or a new

1-17     facility, subject to such conditions restricting the applicability

1-18     of such exemption or standard permit that the commission deems

1-19     necessary to accomplish the intent of this chapter.  The commission

1-20     may not exempt any facility or any modification of an existing

1-21     facility defined as "major" under the federal Clean Air Act or

1-22     regulations adopted under that Act.  Nothing in this subsection

1-23     shall be construed to limit the commission's general power to

1-24     control the state's air quality under Section 382.011(a).

 2-1           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.

 2-2           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the

 2-3     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an

 2-4     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the

 2-5     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several

 2-6     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.