Draft and Proposed Rules - Environmental Lead Program


ANNOUNCING: UPDATED DRAFT TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD REDUCTION RULES AVAILABLE FOR STAKEHOLDER COMMENT

Posted on 1/28/21

Updated Draft Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules (TELRR)

Informal Comment Submission for the Draft Lead Rules

The original draft rules for Chapter 295, Subchapter I, concerning Texas Environmental Lead Reduction were posted for comment from January 4, 2021 to January 19, 2021. This updated draft is now being posted to include the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s new dust-lead clearance levels and correct formatting. The Texas Department of State Health Services is accepting informal comments from stakeholders on the draft lead rule amendments January 28, 2021 through February 11, 2021. Comments may be submitted by mail, or email. The rules have been amended for consistency with the federal lead regulations. DSHS will review informal comments received but is unable to provide an individual response to each commenter.

To facilitate DSHS review, use the following template to submit comments.

Template – Informal Comment Submission Table

Comments may be emailed to the EHG Rules Coordinator.

Please include the following items for each comment submitted.
• The specific citation and page number for the referenced proposed rule section. 
• Recommended alternative language. 
• A description of how your recommendation will affect public health and the regulated community.  

You may provide comments to DSHS by mail or email.    

Mailing address:  
Texas Department of State Health Services 
Attn: Environmental Hazards Group Rules Coordinator 
PO Box 149347, MC 1987 
Austin, TX 78714-9347 

Email: EHG Rules Coordinator
Please write “Informal Comments for TELRR” in the subject line. 


The Texas Department of State Health Services is accepting informal comments from stakeholders on the draft lead rule amendments January 4, 2021 through January 19, 2021. Comments may be submitted by mail or email. The rules have been amended for consistency with the federal lead regulations due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently lowering their lead hazard standards in the federal lead rule. Corrections to references and formatting edits were also made. DSHS will review informal comments received but is unable to provide an individual response to each commenter.

To facilitate DSHS review, use the following template to submit comments.

Template – Informal Comment Submission Table

Comments may be emailed to the EHG Rules Coordinator.

Please include the following items for each comment submitted. 
• The specific citation and page number for the referenced proposed rule section. 
• Recommended alternative language. 
• A description of how your recommendation will affect public health and the regulated community.  

You may provide comments to DSHS by mail or email.    

Mailing address:  
Texas Department of State Health Services 
Attn: Environmental Hazards Group Rules Coordinator 
PO Box 149347, MC 1987 
Austin, TX 78714-9347 

Email: EHG Rules Coordinator
Please write “Informal Comments for TELRR” in the subject line. 


Last updated March 5, 2021