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Draft Proposed Rules for Informal Comment

The RRC occasionally offers draft rule proposals for informal comment. These rule drafts are working drafts that have not been finalized and have not been submitted to the Texas Register for publication for public comment.

Not all rule proposals go through an informal comment period; therefore, only the Commission divisions which have rules out for informal comment are listed below.  Updated:  3/17/2014

Title & Contact Person Deadline for Informal Comments

Updated 3/17/2014:

Draft amendments to 16 TAC Chapter 18, relating to Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention. 

The Pipeline Safety Division will host a public stakeholder meeting to receive oral and written comments regarding the draft proposed amendments to rules in Chapter 18, Underground Damage Prevention. The meeting was held Monday, February 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

Click here to view or print more information regarding the public stakeholder meeting on February 10, 2014.

Click here to view or print the PDF version of the draft amendments.

Click here to view the informal comments received.

For more information or to submit written informal comments, please contact David Ferguson, Pipeline Safety Division, at david.ferguson@rrc.state.tx.us or by telephone at (512) 463-9119. 



5:00 p.m., Friday,

March 14, 2014

Updated 9/19/2013:

Commission staff have prepared certain draft amendments to 16 TAC §3.9, relating to Disposal Wells; §3.36, relating to Oil, Gas, or Geothermal Resource Operation in Hydrogen Sulfide Areas; and §3.46, relating to Fluid Injection into Productive Reservoirs, and request input from the public regarding these potential rule changes.  Please be advised that the Commission is not required to respond in writing or otherwise to any informal comments received at this time, but will nonetheless take them into consideration prior to publishing a formal proposal to amend these rules in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Administrative Procedures Act.  The Commission also proposes to revise six existing forms and adopt two new forms.

Click HERE to view the informal comments received.

The following links provide PDF versions of the documents.  For a brief summary of proposed changes to the rules, click here.

To view or print the draft rule amendments, click here.

To view a summary of the proposed forms changes, click here.

To view or print the revised and new forms as one document, click here.

For more information, please contact Veronica Larson, Oil and Gas Division, at veronica.larson@rrc.state.tx.us or by telephone at (512) 463-6810.  Submit written informal comments by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013, by regular mail to Veronica Larson, Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78701-2967, or by e-mail to veronica.larson@rrc.state.tx.us.


5:00 p.m., Thursday,

September 12, 2013

Please note that deadlines will be enforced. See Commission T-bar memo dated July 9, 2013.


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