The TCEQ will hold a public hearing on Feb. 26, 2008 concerning proposed rule amendments to 30 TAC Ch. 291 implementing changes to the Water Code passed in 2007. The amendments cover a wide range of statutory changes. Among these, the amendments allow for surcharges by a water or sewer utility to reflect changes in documented energy costs without a contested case hearing. They allow a retail public sewer utility to contract with a retail public water utility service to provide consolidated billing for the same service area. And they allow a municipality to extend a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to an area outside its extraterritorial jurisdiction under certain conditions.

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