Statute, Rules and Grant Policies Guide
CURRENT RULEMAKING PROJECTS
At its May 20, 2015, meeting, the Oversight Committee approved a final order for an amendment to agency rules. CPRIT filed the final order with the Secretary of State as the last step in the rulemaking process. The amendment should become effective June 10, 2015, at which time Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Chapter 703, will be updated. Until then, click on the link below to view the amended language of the affected rule.
The proposed change was published in the Texas Register after approval by the Oversight Committee on February 18, 2015. CPRIT accepted public comments for 30 days following publication and one comment was received. The comment expressed concern that the proposed language did not provide enough guidance for institutions of higher education. CPRIT declined to make a change to the proposed rule, which is explained in the final order published in the Texas Register.
At its May 20, 2015 meeting, the Oversight Committee also approved the release of new, proposed changes to existing agency rules.
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 amendments would affect Chapter 703 and outline a process for the Program Integration Committee and Oversight Committee to defer grant award recommendations within a fiscal year.
The proposed rule changes will be published in the Texas Register (expected publication date June 5, 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 August 19, 2015.