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RULE §17.10Application for Use Determination

(a) To be granted a use determination a person shall submit to the executive director:

  (1) a completed and signed commission application form and one copy of the completed, signed form; and

  (2) the appropriate fee, under §17.20 of this title (relating to Application Fees).

(b) An application must be submitted for each unit of pollution control property or for each group of integrated units that has been, or will be, installed for a common purpose.

(c) If the applicant desires to apply for a use determination for a specific tax year, the application must be postmarked no later than January 31 of the same tax year. Applications postmarked after this date will be processed as a lower priority than applications postmarked by the due date and without regard for any appraisal district deadlines.

(d) All use determination applications must contain at least the following:

  (1) the anticipated environmental benefits from the installation of the pollution control property for the control of air, water, and/or land pollution;

  (2) the estimated cost of the pollution control property;

  (3) the purpose of the installation of such facility, device, or method, and the proportion of the installation that is for pollution control, such as, if deemed by the executive director to be relevant and essential to the use determination, a detailed description of the pollution source and a detailed and labeled process flow diagram that clearly depicts the pollution control property and the processes and equipment that generate the pollutant(s) being controlled;

  (4) the specific sections of the law(s), rule(s), or regulation(s) being met or exceeded by the use, installation, construction, or acquisition of the pollution control property;

  (5) if the installation includes property that is not used wholly for the control of air, water, and/or land pollution and is not on the Tier I Table, a worksheet showing the calculation of the Cost Analysis Procedure, §17.17(c) of this title (relating to Partial Determinations), and explaining each of the variables;

  (6) any information that the executive director deems reasonably necessary to determine the eligibility of the application;

  (7) if the property for which a use determination is sought has been purchased from another owner who previously used the property as pollution control property, a copy of the bill of sale or other information submitted by the person or political subdivision that demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the executive director, that the transaction involves a bona fide change in ownership of the property and is not a sham transaction for the purpose of avoiding tax liability; and

  (8) the name of the appraisal district for the county in which the property is located.

Source Note: The provisions of this §17.10 adopted to be effective June 17, 1999, 24 TexReg 4425; amended to be effective January 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 185; amended to be effective February 7, 2008, 33 TexReg 932; amended to be effective December 13, 2010, 35 TexReg 10964

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