|(a) The stamping office's plan of operation (plan of
operation) and any amendment to it become effective on written approval
by Commissioner order, and constitute the manner in which the stamping
office must operate and discharge its responsibilities in accordance
with the Insurance Code and TDI's rules.
(b) The stamping office must submit proposed amendments
to the plan of operation to the Commissioner for consideration and
(1) The Commissioner may accept or reject some or all
of the proposed amendments.
(2) TDI will provide public notice and an opportunity
to comment on some or all of the proposed amendments.
(3) The Commissioner will approve amendments to the
plan of operation by Commissioner order.
(c) If the stamping office fails to submit an acceptable
amendment to the plan of operation, the Commissioner may amend the
plan of operation as set forth in Insurance Code §981.153(c).
(d) The stamping office must post the most current
approved plan of operation on its website.
(e) If the stamping office's board of directors recommends
changing the stamping fee, the Commissioner will post notice in the Texas Register that a stamping fee change
is being considered and allow for a 20-day comment period. The notice
will specify the current stamping fee and the proposed stamping fee.
After the close of the comment period and review of the comments,
the Commissioner will either approve or deny changing the stamping
fee by order.