News and Updates

February 2016
Senate Bill 1666 (84th Texas Legislature), which amends Texas Health & Safety Code §481.080, becomes effective Sept. 1, 2016.
… adding Subsection (d-1) to read as follows:

(d-1)  This section does not apply to a chemical manufacturer engaged in commercial research and development:

  1. whose primary business is the manufacture, use, storage, or transportation of hazardous, combustible, or explosive materials;
  2. that operates a secure, restricted location that contains a physical plant not open to the public, the ingress into which is constantly monitored by security personnel; and
  3. that holds:
    1. a Voluntary Protection Program Certification under Section (2)(b)(1), Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. Section 651 et seq.); or
    2. a Facility Operations Area authorization under the Texas Risk Reduction Program (30 T.A.C. Chapter 350).

The Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005
Purchasing Over-the-Counter ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or norpseudoephedrine products requires non-prescription products containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, norseudoephedrine or phenylpanolamine, to be kept behind counters or locked cabinets in retail stores. The Act requires consumers to show ID and sign a logbook to purchase the product. To purchase, a person must be at least 16 years old. No more than 3.6 grams can be purchased in one calendar day and no more than nine grams within any 30-day period. A record of the sale is made and recorded in a central database. Please reference Texas Health and Safety Code 486.014. Prerequisites to and Restrictions on Sale.

Iodine is a List II Chemical with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is regulated. DPS does not currently regulate Iodine. To contact DEA: