Texas Register, Volume 1, Number 68, Pages 2393-2438, August 31, 1976 Page: 2,394
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2394 THE ISSUE
In an effort to prevent train derailments which could jeopardize
or delay the transportation of coal, the Railroad Commission of
Texas has proposed a new rule on maintenance of railroad
tracks over which unit trains of coal are transported. More than
1,000 derailments occurred in 1974 and 1975. The proposal
prescribes the maintenance or upgrading by railroad corpora-
. , ,. tions of all main line track over which unit trains of coal are
transported. Published with the rule is a chart of estimates on
coal shipments in Texas by the years 1980 and 1990.
Fees for individuals and groups using the facilities of state
parks are outlined in new rules proposed by the Texas Parks
and Wildlife Department. The proposals are designed to
replace existing rules now being repealed.
New guidelines on food stamps are among several proposed
and adopted rules of the State Department of Public Welfare
- : which appear in this issue. The proposed food stamp rules
concern providing information on financial management as a
requirement for eligibility in the program.
The Board of Pardons and Paroles has adopted procedures for
contractual agreements with halfway houses. The rules estab-
I... Ish the organization of a review committee to give recommen-
dations for or against certification of halfway houses before
they enter into contracts with the board.
Cover illustration represents Elisabet Ney's statue of Stephen F. Austin,
which stands in the foyer of the State CapitoL
A. 4 Artwork: Gary Thornton
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William H. Lalla, Director
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Volume 1, Number 68, August 31, 1976
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