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.

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
 1.86 and 1.87 (see also 7.5530) New rules regarding rate case expenses and discovery  (Cristina Self, 512-463-2299) 7/8/2014 (pdf format)  7/25/2014  8/25/2014 (at noon)
  

Comments Received

Click here for info on public hearing set for 9/25/2014
     
               
Chapter 2.  Informal Complaint Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 2.            
               
Chapter 3. Oil and Gas Division
               
3.70 Amend to clarify T-4 pipeline permit procedure (Cristina Self, 512-463-2299) 7/8/2014 (pdf format) 7/25/2014

8/25/2014 (at noon)
 

Comments Received

Click here for info on public hearing set for 9/22/2014

     
3.9 and 3.46 Amend to incorporate requirements related to seismic events for disposal wells (Leslie Savage, 512-463-7308) 8/12/2014 (pdf format) 8/29/2014

9/29/2014 (at noon)

Comment Online 

Comments Received

     
               
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
               
7.5530 (see also 1.86 and 1.87)  Amend regarding rate case expenses and discovery  (Cristina Self, 512-463-2299)  7/8/2014 (pdf format) 7/25/2014   8/25/2014 (at noon)
 

Comments Received

Click here for info on public hearing set for 9/25/2014
     
               
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

8.1 and 8.215 
Amend federal updates and farm taps (Polly McDonald, 512-463-7008)
6/17/2014 (pdf format) 
 
7/4/2014
 
8/4/2014 (at noon)

Comments Received

9/16/2014 (pdf format) 
 
10/3/2014
 
10/6/2014
               
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. Click here to view informal comments          
               
Chapter 20. Administration
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 20.            
               

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Last Updated: 9/16/2014 3:12:56 PM