Statute, Rules and Grant Policies Guide
GRANT POLICIES GUIDE
CPRIT’s Administrative Rulemaking Projects
Administrative rules help to explain how the state agency implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy. Administrative rules may describe the procedure/practice requirements for a state agency. When CPRIT proposes new administrative rules or changes to existing administrative rules, it must do so through a rulemaking project. The rulemaking project, which is announced in the Texas Register, gives the public advance notice of agency rulemaking proceedings and of the contents of proposed rules so that interested persons may decide whether they wish to comment on the proposal.
At its November 1, 2013 meeting, the Oversight Committee approved the release of new rules and proposed changes to existing agency rules for public comment. The recommended changes to Tex. Admin. Code Chapters 701, 702, 703 and 704 implement the statutory changes to CPRIT’s enabling legislation and the State Auditor’s recommendations concerning ethics, conflicts of interest, grant review and documentation of the agency’s grant processes.
The proposed rule changes and new rules will be published in the Texas Register (expected publication date either November 15 or November 22). 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 faxed (512/475-2563) to Kristen Doyle, CPRIT’s General Counsel, sent by email (email@example.com) or mailed 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 an open meeting in early 2014.
Proposed changes to Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Chapters 701, 702, 703 and 704