Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) adopts amendments to §4.11 and §4.14, concerning Regulations Governing Transportation Safety. The amendments are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the April 27, 2012 issue of the Texas Register (37 TexReg 3058) and will not be republished.

The adoption of amendments to §4.11, relating to General Applicability and Definitions, is necessary to update the rule so that it reflects May 1, 2012 in subsection (a) and to ensure that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, incorporated by reference in this section, reflect all amendments and interpretations issued through that particular date for the subchapter. The adoption of amendments to §4.14, relating to Municipal and County Certification Requirements, is necessary to ensure the language is consistent with the requirement in Texas Transportation Code, §550.062(b) to file crash reports with the Texas Department of Transportation rather than the Texas Department of Public Safety.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of these amendments.

These amendments are adopted pursuant to Texas Transportation Code, §644.051, which authorizes the director to adopt rules regulating the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles; and authorizes the director to adopt all or part of the federal safety regulations, by reference.

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