LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY AGENCIES

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During the 87th legislative session, the Texas House and Senate passed bills affecting prescribed burning which were signed into law by the Governor.

Effective September 1, 2021

HB 222, HB 2004, SB 703

 

 

Texas Natural Resource Code Chapter 153

TNRC establishes the Prescribed Burning Board and the CIPBM certification program

as well as standards for prescribed burning.

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/NR/htm/NR.153.htm#153

Click on the website link above and scroll through the code to find reference to HB 222, HB 2004 and SB 703 and effective date of September 1, 2021

Links to state webpages:

TNRC 153.084 Limitation of Burn Boss Liability

HB 222 Liability of Burn Bosses

HB 2004 Liability from Smoke

SB 703 

Pdf version:  view/print/save

TNRC 153 

HB 222 Liability of Burn Bosses

HB 2004 Liability from Smoke

SB 703

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Texas Prescribed Burning Board

Website with links to legislation and rules:

https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/PrescribedBurnProgram/PBBLegislationRules.aspx

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

TCEQ Chapter 1111B Control of Air Emissions:

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/legal/rules/rules/pdflib/111b.pdf

Pdf version:  open to read/download/print

TCEQ Chapter 111B Control of Air Emissions

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Texas Department of Agriculture

Prescribed Burning Program webpage:

https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/PrescribedBurnProgram.aspx