Texas Register, Volume 37, Number 35, Pages 6819-7008, August 31, 2012 Page: 6,907
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TITLE 4. AGRICULTURE
PART 1. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF
CHAPTER 19. QUARANTINES AND
NOXIOUS AND INVASIVE PLANTS
SUBCHAPTER T. NOXIOUS AND INVASIVE
4 TAC 19.300
The Texas Department of Agriculture (the department) adopts
the amendment to 19.300, concerning the list of noxious and
invasive plants, without changes to the proposed text as pub-
lished in the July 6, 2012, issue of the Texas Register(37 TexReg
The amendment to 19.300(a) is necessary to add a species to
the list of noxious and invasive plant species that have serious
potential to cause economic or ecological harm to the state. The
department has consulted with representatives from the agricul-
tural industry, the horticulture industry, the Texas Cooperative
Extension, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas
State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Texas Parks
and Wildlife Department for the addition of the Lygodium japon-
icum (Japanese Climbing Fern). The department has consid-
ered scientific data and the economic impact submitted by the
Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council, affiliated with the Na-
tional Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils. By law, the
noxious and invasive plants listed may not be sold, distributed or
imported in Texas. The amendment adds the Lygodium japon-
icum (Japanese Climbing Fern) to the list of noxious and invasive
No comments were received on the proposal.
The amendment to 19.300 is adopted under the Texas Agricul-
ture Code, 71.151, which authorizes the department to publish
by rule a list of noxious and invasive plant species that have seri-
ous potential to cause economic or ecological harm to the state.
This agency hereby certifies that the adoption has been reviewed
by legal counsel and found to be a valid exercise of the agency's
Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 17, 2012.
Dolores Alvarado Hibbs
Texas Department of Agriculture
Effective date: September 6, 2012
Proposal publication date: July 6, 2012
For further information, please call: (512) 463-4075
TITLE 7. BANKING AND SECURITIES
FINANCE COMMISSION OF
CHAPTER 1. CONSUMER CREDIT
SUBCHAPTER B. INTERPRETATIONS AND
7 TAC 1.201
The Finance Commission of Texas (commission) adopts amend-
ments to 1.201, concerning Interpretations and Advisory Let-
ters. The commission adopts the amendments to 1.201 without
changes to the proposed text as published in the June 29, 2012,
issue of the Texas Register (37 TexReg 4752). The rule will not
The commission received no written comments on the proposal.
In general, the purpose of the amendments to 1.201 is to imple-
ment changes resulting from the commission's review of Chapter
1 under Texas Government Code, 2001.039. The notice of in-
tention to review 7 TAC Part 1, Chapter 1 was published in the
May 11, 2012, issue of the Texas Register (37 TexReg 3609).
The agency did not receive any comments on the notice of in-
tention to review.
Overall, the adopted changes provide clarification, improved
grammar, plain language and better readability, and technical
corrections. Revisions concerning the processing of interpreta-
tion requests and related fees have been updated to conform
the rule with current agency practice. The individual purposes
of the amendments to each subsection are provided in the
In subsection (a) concerning definitions, the verb "shall" has
been changed to "will" in the introductory paragraph, since the
latter language is reflective of a more modern and plain language
approach in regulations. The definition for "agency or OCCC"
has been added to properly identify the Office of Consumer
Credit Commissioner and allow the use of the agency's acronym
when appropriate. Revisions have been made to clarify and
ADOPTED RULES August 31, 2012 37 TexReg 6907
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