H.B. No. 4181
  relating to the electronic transmission of certain notice required
  for air quality permits.
         SECTION 1.  Section 382.055, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by amending Subsections (c) and (h) and adding Subsection
  (c-1) to read as follows:
         (c)  Not less than 180 days before the date on which the
  renewal application is due, the commission shall provide written
  notice to the permit holder, by registered or certified mail or as
  provided by Subsection (c-1), that the permit is scheduled for
  review in accordance with this section. The notice must include a
  description of the procedure for filing a renewal application and
  the information to be included in the application.
         (c-1)  A notice under Subsection (c) may be sent by
  electronic communication if the commission develops a system that
  reliably replaces registered or certified mail as a means of
  verifying receipt of the notice.
         (h)  If the holder of a preconstruction permit to whom the
  commission has mailed or otherwise sent notice under this section
  does not apply for renewal of that permit by the date specified by
  the commission under this section, the permit shall expire at the
  end of the period described in Subsection (a).
         SECTION 2.  Section 382.0562(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission or its designee shall send notice of a
  proposed final action on a federal operating permit by first-class
  mail or electronic communication to the applicant and all persons
  who comment during the public comment period or at the public
  hearing. The notice shall include a response to any comment
  submitted during the public comment period and shall identify any
  change in the conditions of the draft permit and the reasons for the
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 4181 was passed by the House on April
  20, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 4181 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________