WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU?
What C&D Will Require From The Seller?
We are required to collect a copy of your Driver License or State Issued Identification Card.
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P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711
174 Calder Road, Suite 151
League City, TX 77573
(281) 332-0036 (fax)
6117 Broadway, Suite 122
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 485-9804 (fax)
"NEW" House Bill 2187
DPS registers and oversees all metals recycling entities (METALS RECYCLING ENTITIES) in Texas. MREs are required to collect certain identifying information from sellers of regulated materials to assist law enforcement with monitoring those who are buying and selling regulated materials.
House Bill 2187 was signed by Gov. Abbott on June 19, 2015, and is effective Sept. 1, 2015. This bill relates to the regulation of MRES; imposing an administrative penalty, and amending provisions subject to criminal penalty. HB 2187 also requires MRES to issue cash transaction cards to any seller of regulated material being paid by cash or debit card. Cash transaction cards are non-transferable and the metal recycler will be required to keep copies of each application and a copy of each cash transaction card for two years. DPS has developed the Application for Cash Transaction Card for use by MREs. Unless a seller had been issued a cash transaction card, a recycler is only able to pay for a purchase of regulated material by check, money order or electronic funds transfer.
DPS, in conjunction with the Texas Metals Advisory Committee, has drafted administrative rules in response to the passage of HB 2187. DPS has also drafted amendments to current rules in an effort to address various additional issues. Once finalized, the proposed administrative rules will be presented to the Public Safety Commission (PSC) for publication in the Texas Register. Following the Texas Register’s public comment period, the amendments will be effective following final adoption by the PSC and final publication in the Texas Register.
The Texas Metals Program Administrative Rules have been approved by the Public Safety Commission (PSC) and will soon be posted on the Texas Register for public comment. DPS encourages those with comments or concerns to do so by clicking on the sticky note to the left and complete the electronic form. The public comment will end 30 days after the rules are posted on the Texas Register site and the date will be posted here once available. These administrative rules reflect the approach taken by DPS, with the advice of the Texas Metals Advisory Committee, on various topics.
Use of Alternate Forms: RSD-6 and RSD-44
There are two ways to submit alternate forms of Metals Recycling Transaction Statement of Ownership (RSD-6) and Application for Cash Transaction Card (RSD-44):
Go to Contact Us, select Texas Metals Program and complete the online form.
In the question/comment field, type “RSD-6/RSD-44”.
Upload your attachment and then click “Submit.”
Regulatory Services Division MSC O245
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 15888
Austin, Texas 78761-5888
Report Metals Theft / Fraud
Stop Theft of Regulated Metals (STORM)
DPS has created a new portal for reporting metals theft and fraud. Visit Stop Theft of Regulated Metals (STORM) and complete the online form. Please be specific and include any and all descriptive information, such as time, date, place and any details regarding the metals theft or metals fraud, and upload any photos you would like to provide.
An email will be sent to each MRE approximately 45 days before certificate expiration. Please check your Junk or Spam Email folder, if you have not seen this email in your inbox. Please direct your Metals Recycling questions to Contact Us, select Metals and complete the form.