TITLE 4. AGRICULTURE

PART 12. TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE

CHAPTER 216. RURAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

4 TAC §216.5, §216.6

The Texas A&M Forest Service (Agency) adopts amendments to Chapter 216 of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, Part 12, concerning the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program, without changes to the proposed text as published in the September 20, 2019, issue of the Texas Register (44 TexReg 5216) and will not be republished.

The adopted amendments add language to the award criteria and process in determining eligibility for volunteer fire department grants, as passed in HB 3070.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of the amendment.

The amendments are adopted pursuant to Texas Government Code, §614.102, which authorizes the agency director to adopt rules considered necessary for the administration of the program and Texas Government Code, §614.106, which mandates that the agency adopt rules to administer the program.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 21, 2019.

TRD-201903827

Robby DeWitt

Associate Director for Finance and Administration

Texas A&M Forest Service

Effective date: November 10, 2019

Proposal publication date: September 20, 2019

For further information, please call: (979) 458-7341