RULE §219.3 Surety Bonds for Vehicles Transporting Recyclable Materials or Solid Waste


Published: 2015

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(a) Surety bond required. A surety bond is required
for:
  (1) vehicles used exclusively to transport recyclable
materials operated under the provisions of Transportation Code, §622.134;
and
  (2) vehicles used exclusively to transport solid waste
under the provisions of Transportation Code, §623.163.
(b) Surety bonds.
  (1) Surety bonds filed under this section must:
    (A) be in the amount of $1,000 per vehicle (for example,
if 10 trucks are covered by the surety bond then the total amount
of the surety bond would be $10,000);
    (B) indicate the total amount of coverage; and
    (C) be submitted in duplicate to the department on
Form 1575.
  (2) A surety bond is effective the day it is issued
and expires at the end of the state fiscal year, which is August 31st.
For example, if you obtain a surety bond on August 30th, it will expire
the next day at midnight.
  (3) Form 1576 must be completed in duplicate and submitted
to the department for certification of each vehicle bonded under Form
1575.
    (A) The department will certify and return to the principal,
one copy of Form 1575 and one copy of Form 1576.
    (B) The original Form 1576 must be carried in the cab
of the bonded vehicle.
  (4) Form 1577 must be used to add or delete a vehicle
covered by Form 1575 and must be completed in duplicate and submitted
to the department for certification.
    (A) The department will certify and return to the principal,
one copy of Form 1577 when a new vehicle is added to the surety bond.
When a vehicle is dropped from the surety bond the department will
make the necessary revision to the principal's file.
    (B) Form 1577 must be carried in the cab of the bonded
vehicle.
  (5) A facsimile copy of Forms 1575, 1576 or 1577 is
not acceptable in lieu of the original surety bond.


Source Note: The provisions of this §219.3 adopted to be effective February 21, 1999, 24 TexReg 1221; amended to be effective January 9, 2005, 29 TexReg 12246; transferred effective January 1, 2012, as published in the Texas Register January 27, 2012, 37 TexReg 359; amended to be effective August 19, 2014, 39 TexReg 6235; amended to be effective June 28, 2015, 40 TexReg 4003