Department of State Health Services

Rule Transfer

In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 942, addressing the storage of certain hazardous materials, including ammonium nitrate, and the regulation of such storage in Texas. As a result, the powers, duties, obligations, and liabilities performed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), including storage of certain hazardous chemicals, enforcement of certain reporting requirements, and the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, transferred to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The DSHS rules in Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 295, Occupational Health, Subchapter H, Hazardous Chemical Right-to-Know, that are related to these transferred functions, are being transferred to TCEQ under the provisions of the Texas Agriculture Code, Texas Health and Safety Code, and the Texas Water Code, including provisions amended by Senate Bill 219, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015.

The rules will be transferred in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) effective January 1, 2020.

The attached conversion chart outlines the transfer of rules from 25 TAC to 30 TAC Chapter 325, Hazardous Substances Inventory.

Figure: 25 TAC Chapter 295 (.pdf)