Environmental Criteria Manual - Section 3 (Tree and Natural Area Preservation)- 2021 2nd Quarter Rule Changes

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The Development Services Department (DSD) is proposing adoption of several amendments to Section 3 (Tree and Natural Area Preservation) of the Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM) in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

The proposed amendments:

  1. Clarify existing rules;
  2. Strike extraneous content that does not further Code implementation; and,
  3. Reconcile outdated department and procedural terms.

At the bottom of the page is a Q&A Section for you to provide your input and feedback regarding these changes (along with possible related rule changes in the future), how they may impact you, and how we can best design them to suit your needs.

Your feedback will help DSD develop the final rule proposal. Please provide all feedback, comments, and questions using the Q&A Tool or contact DSDEngagementUnit@austintexas.gov no later January 25, 2021.

We also welcome suggestions for changes beyond the limited scope of this update. You are welcome to provide any and all suggestions for changes to the Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM) pertaining to Trees. Such suggestions will be considered for future rule updates.

In the documents section on the right side of the page you will find several documents detailing the exact amendments under consideration. You will also find several sections to help you better understand the proposed Rule changes.

Thank you for your interest in the DSD Rules process.

The Development Services Department (DSD) is proposing adoption of several amendments to Section 3 (Tree and Natural Area Preservation) of the Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM) in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

The proposed amendments:

  1. Clarify existing rules;
  2. Strike extraneous content that does not further Code implementation; and,
  3. Reconcile outdated department and procedural terms.

At the bottom of the page is a Q&A Section for you to provide your input and feedback regarding these changes (along with possible related rule changes in the future), how they may impact you, and how we can best design them to suit your needs.

Your feedback will help DSD develop the final rule proposal. Please provide all feedback, comments, and questions using the Q&A Tool or contact DSDEngagementUnit@austintexas.gov no later January 25, 2021.

We also welcome suggestions for changes beyond the limited scope of this update. You are welcome to provide any and all suggestions for changes to the Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM) pertaining to Trees. Such suggestions will be considered for future rule updates.

In the documents section on the right side of the page you will find several documents detailing the exact amendments under consideration. You will also find several sections to help you better understand the proposed Rule changes.

Thank you for your interest in the DSD Rules process.

Please use the space below to note any questions/comments/suggestions you may have about the 2021 Quarter 2 Rule Changes to the Environmental Criteria Manual (ECM)

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