Anchor: #i1001976

Section 3: Future Chapter Revisions

Potential Revisions to Chapter

The following subjects may be desirable to add to this manual’s ports chapter in the future. These subjects do not involve significant duties or responsibilities of TxDOT at this time, but could become more significant over time.

Anchor: #i1000846Potential Future Revisions to Ports Chapter – Transportation Code Chapter 52

General Description of Legal Requirements

Authority Citation

Transportation Code Chapter 52,

Texas Deepwater Port Procedures Act

The GLO commissioner may ask TxDOT to determine whether an application for a deepwater port complies (or doesn't) with any laws, rules, regulations overseen by TxDOT.

§52. 008, Report by Agencies



Anchor: #i1000855Potential Future Revisions to Ports Chapter – Transportation Code Chapter 55

General Description of Legal Requirements

Authority Citation

Transportation Code Chapter 55,

Funding of Port Security, Projects, and Studies

From money in the port access account fund, TxDOT shall fund

  • port security projects
  • port transportation projects
  • port facility projects
  • port studies.

§55.002, Port Development Funding

TxDOT may accept gifts, grants, donations into the fund.

§55.003, Gifts and Grants

TxDOT may subject the projects to a final audit.

§55.004, Audit

Concerning this general revenue fund, it shall

  • receive gifts and earn interest on deposits and investments
  • provide only for port transportation, port economic development, and TxDOT expenses incurred under Chapter 55
  • be subject to a state auditor's audit of financial transactions.

§55.005, Port Access Account Fund

The commission shall adopt rules to implement this chapter.

§55.009, Rules



NOTE: In the event that funds become available for the port access account fund, TPP will coordinate with the OGC and FIN to identify proper management and administration of such funds and before executing related agreements.

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