(a) The commission by rule may establish conditions under which specified activities
are authorized without the requirement of individual permits under this chapter. An activity conducted in accordance with those conditions is considered to be under
(b) Rules adopted under this section shall require a person proposing to rely on the
authorization provided for by this section to notify the department and, as appropriate,
to report to the department during and after the activity. The rules may provide for a waiver of the requirement for advance notification in
an emergency. The commission may require a nonrefundable processing fee to be submitted with the
(c) The department, under rules adopted under this section, may require an individual
permit for any proposed activity.
(d) In addition to the requirements under Subchapter B, Chapter 2001, Government Code,
the rules shall require public notification of the proposed activity to provide the
public with an opportunity to comment on the appropriateness of requiring an individual
(e) The rules must establish best management practices that must be followed to minimize
potential adverse effects on resources under the commission's jurisdiction.
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