• TDLR Penalty Matrix Notice

  • TDLR Penalty Matrix Notice

    TDLR Logo TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING & REGULATION

    PENALTY MATRIX NOTICE

    The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) provides this public notice that at their regularly scheduled meeting held August 4, 2020, the Commission adopted the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s (Department) revised enforcement plan which was established in compliance with Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c).

    The enforcement plan gives all license holders notice of the specific ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to specific alleged violations of the statutes and rules enforced by the Department. The enforcement plan also presents the criteria that are considered by the Department’s Enforcement staff in determining the amount of a proposed administrative penalty or the magnitude of a proposed sanction. The enforcement plan is revised to include the penalty matrix for the Motor Fuel Metering and Quality program.

    The Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 2119 (S.B. 2119), 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), which transferred oversight of the Motor Fuel Metering and Quality program from the Texas Department of Agriculture to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The Motor Fuel Metering and Quality penalty matrix provides for a single range of penalties for each class to eliminate confusion and allow the industry to fully understand the penalties assessed. The penalty matrix describes the specific ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to specific violations of the statutes and rules enforced by the Department. This penalty matrix may differ slightly from others as the agency focuses on aligning strategic plan goals with agency resources.

    The Motor Fuel Metering and Quality Workgroup recommended approval of the penalty matrix at their meeting held July 27, 2020. The penalty matrix was presented to the Commission on September 29, 2020 and was adopted as recommended.

    A copy of the revised enforcement plan is posted on the Department’s website and may be downloaded at www.tdlr.texas.gov. You may also contact the Enforcement Division at (512) 539-5600 or by e-mail at enforcement@tdlr.texas.gov to obtain a copy of the revised plan.

    This agency hereby certifies that this notice been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

    Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on November 4, 2020