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Notice is given that the Commissioner of Insurance will consider a proposal made in a staff petition which seeks amendments of the Texas Automobile Rules and Rating Manual (the Manual), to adopt new and/or adjusted 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 model Private Passenger Automobile Physical Damage Rating Symbols and revised identification information. Staff’s petition (Ref. No. A-0703-16-I), was filed on July 23, 2003.

The new and/or adjusted symbols for the Manual’s Symbols and Identification Section reflect data compiled on damageability, repairability, and other relevant loss factors for the listed 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 model vehicles.

A copy of the petition, including a 230-page exhibit with the full text of the proposed amendments to the Manual is available for review in the office of the Chief Clerk of the Texas Department of Insurance, 333 Guadalupe Street , Austin , Texas . For further information or to request copies of the petition, please contact Sylvia Gutierrez at 512-463-6327; refer to (Ref. No. A-0703-16-I).

Comments on the proposed changes must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 1, 2003 to the Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas Department of Insurance, P. O. Box 149104, MC 113-2A, Austin, Texas 78714-9104. An additional copy of comments is to be simultaneously submitted to Marilyn Hamilton, Associate Commissioner, Property & Casualty Program, Texas Department of Insurance, P. O. Box 149104, MC 104-PC, Austin, Texas 78714-9104.

A public hearing on this matter will not be held unless a separate request for a hearing is submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk during the comment period defined above.

This notification is made pursuant to Insurance Code Article 5.96, which exempts it from the requirements of the Government Code, Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure Act).

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