Texas Water Code
Sec. § 6.113
Negotiated Rulemaking and Alternative Dispute Resolution


The board shall develop and implement a policy to encourage the use of:


negotiated rulemaking procedures under Chapter 2008 (Negotiated Rulemaking), Government Code, for the adoption of board rules; and


appropriate alternative dispute resolution procedures under Chapter 2009 (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Use by Governmental Bodies), Government Code, to assist in the resolution of internal and external disputes under the board’s jurisdiction.


The board’s procedures relating to alternative dispute resolution must conform, to the extent possible, to any model guidelines issued by the State Office of Administrative Hearings for the use of alternative dispute resolution by state agencies.


The board shall:


coordinate the implementation of the policy adopted under Subsection (a);


provide training as needed to implement the procedures for negotiated rulemaking or alternative dispute resolution; and


collect data concerning the effectiveness of those procedures.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1233 (S.B. 660), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
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