Statute, Rules and Grant Policies Guide
CURRENT RULEMAKING PROJECT
At its September 10, 2015, meeting, the Oversight Committee approved the release of a proposed change to existing agency rules as well as a new rule.
CPRIT completed an extensive revision to its administrative rules in January 2014, conforming agency practices to newly-enacted legislative requirements and implementing recommendations made by the State Auditor's Office in its January 2013 report, Grant Management at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and Selected Grantees. In the course of incorporating the new administrative rules into the agency's policies and practices, CPRIT has identified some rule provisions that would benefit from additional clarity. The proposed amendment affects Chapter 703 and allows prevention grantees to spend up to 5% of grant funds on indirect costs. The proposed new rule also affects Chapter 703 and requires both new and current grantees to complete compliance training.
The proposed rule change and new rule will be published in the Texas Register (expected publication date September 25, 2015). Written comments from the public will be accepted for 30 days following the date of publication. The comments will become part of the formal rulemaking record and provide guidance in crafting a final set of administrative rules. Written comments may be submitted to CPRIT's General Counsel, Kristen Doyle, by fax (512/475-2563); by email (email@example.com); or by mail to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, P.O. Box 12097, ATTN: Rulemaking Project, Austin, Texas, 78711.
The Oversight Committee expects to consider a final order that reflects the comments received on the proposed rules and any recommended changes at their meeting on November 19, 2015.