Statute, Rules and Grant Policies Guide
CURRENT RULEMAKING PROJECT
At its August 20, 2014 meeting, the Oversight Committee approved the release of proposed changes to existing agency rules as well as a new agency 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 new rule proposed in Chapter 701 of the Texas Administrative Code gives a procedure for a member of the public to use when requesting rulemaking by CPRIT. The proposed changes to Chapter 703 are intended to clarify and explain agency processes related to the matching fund requirement and the audit requirement.
The proposed rule changes will be published in the Texas Register (expected publication date October 3, 2014). 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 November 19, 2014.
Proposed changes to Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Chapters 701 and 703