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Railroad Commission of Texas Proposed Rules

Updated:  April 2, 2014

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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.

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Explanation of Proposed Rules Table

Section Number Rule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register Proposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at Conference Adoption 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
 

3.9, 3.36, 3.46, 3.80
Amend to address insufficient surface casing through the base of useable quality water in disposal wells (Leslie Savage 512-463-7308)

Draft rules for informal comment

         
3.80 Amend to remove table that lists the forms (Cristina Self, 512-463-2299) 3/25/2014 (pdf format) 4/11/2014

5/12/2014 (at noon)

Comment Online

     
               
Section Number Rule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register Proposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at Conference Adoption Published in the Texas Register Effective 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
7.230 Amend notice provisions per Senate Bill 885 (83rd Leg., 2013) (Gene Montes, 512-463-7033) 12/18/2013 (pdf format) 1/3/2014

2/3/2014 (at noon)

3/25/2014 (pdf format) 4/11/2014 4/14/2014
7.475 New rule re: municipality contact information for certain notices of disconnection per House Bill 1772 (83rd Leg., 2013) (Sarah Montoya, 512-475-1958) 12/18/2013 (pdf format) 1/3/2014

2/3/2014 (at noon)

Comments Received

3/25/2014 (pdf format) 4/11/2014 4/14/2014
               
Section Number Rule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register Proposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at Conference Adoption Published in the Texas Register Effective Date of Adoption
Chapter 8. Pipeline Safety Regulations
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 8.            
               
Section Number Rule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register Proposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at Conference Adoption Published in the Texas Register Effective 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 Number Rule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register Proposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at Conference Adoption Published in the Texas Register Effective 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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