Proposed Rules

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This page lists the RRC's proposals to change or delete existing rules, or to add new rules. Rules listed on this page have been approved for submission to the Texas Register for publication for public comment. Except where noted, these proposals have not been adopted.

The column headings indicate the status of each rule proposal. For rules that have been published in the Texas Register, a link is provided to the Texas Register issue.

For rules that have been adopted, the last two columns link to the Texas Register issue which includes the adopted rule and indicate the effective date for the rule. Rules will be removed from this page one week after the effective date of the adoption and will be added to the Current Rules page.

For additional information on any proposed changes to Commission forms, please see the Proposed Form Amendments page. 

RRC Rulemaking Requirements for Commission Staff (approved July 9, 2013)  (.PDF format)

Explanation of Proposed Rules Table

Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas Register Effective Date of Adoption
Chapter 1. Practice and Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 1.            
               
Chapter 2.  Informal Complaint Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 2.            
               
Chapter 3. Oil and Gas Division
3.78  Amend to add fee for GAU letters (Leslie Savage, 512-463-7308) 9/15/2015 (pdf format)  10/2/2015   11/2/2015 (at noon)


Comments Received

1/12/2016 (pdf format)  1/29/2016  2/1/2016 
3.86 and others Amend re: procedure for unconventional fracture-treated (UFT) fields (Tim Poe, 512-463-2655) 10/20/2015 (pdf format) 11/6/2015 12/7/2015 (at noon)

Comments Received

1/12/2016 (pdf format)  1/29/2016   2/1/2016
3.16 Amend re: well log confidentiality (Leslie Savage, 512-463-7308) 11/17/2015 (pdf format) 12/4/2015 1/4/2016 


2/3/2016 (pdf format) 2/19/2016  2/22/2016 
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 4.

 

 

 

     
               
Chapter 5. Carbon Dioxide
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 5.            
Chapter 7. Gas Services Division
   There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 7.            
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 8. Pipeline Safety Regulations


There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 8.            

               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 9. LP-Gas Safety Rules
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 9.            
               
Chapter 11. Surface Mining and Reclamation Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 11.            
               
Chapter 12. Coal Mining Regulations
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 12.    

     
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 13. Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 13.            
               
Chapter 14. Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 14.            
               
Chapter 15. Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 15.

 

 

 

 

     
               
Chapter 18.  Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 18.            
               
Chapter 20. Administration
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 20.            
               

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Last Updated: 2/19/2016 2:47:33 PM