Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. Line and page numbers may not match official copy. 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. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 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.