Health & Safety Code Section 436.025
(a)The department may issue an emergency order that mandates or prohibits the taking, processing, or sale of molluscan shellfish or crabmeat in the department’s jurisdiction if:
(1)the processing or sale of the molluscan shellfish or crabmeat creates or poses an immediate threat to human life or health; and
(2)other procedures available to the department to remedy or prevent the threat will result in unreasonable delay.
(b)The department may issue the emergency order without notice and hearing if the department or a person designated by the department determines that issuing the emergency order without notice and hearing is necessary under the circumstances.
(c)If an emergency order is issued without a hearing, the department shall determine the earliest time and place for a hearing at which the emergency order shall be affirmed, modified, or set aside. The hearing shall be held under department rules.
(d)This section prevails over Section 12.001 (General Powers and Duties of Executive Commissioner).
Section 436.025 — Emergency Order,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.436.htm#436.025 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).