Alternative FuelsSafety, Licensing, Training, and Certification
Alternative Fuels Events
Beginning April 1, 2022, individuals registering for RRC alternative fuel training, continuing education and exam events will now register using the new Certification Exam Registration & Training System or CERTS. The online system will allow individuals working in alternative fuels industries to register and pay for a class and/or exam in a single transaction.
Alternative Fuels ANNOUNCEMENTS
Notice to Propane Licensees: Amendments to Chapter 9, LP-Gas Safety Rules, Adopted
July 15, 2022
On June 28, 2022, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) adopted amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 9, relating to LP-Gas Safety Rules. Most of the amendments become effective on July 18, 2022.
The amended and new rules were adopted to incorporate provisions of Senate Bill 1582 and Senate Bill 1668, both enacted by the 87th Legislature (Regular Session), and to make other updates. Senate Bill 1582 amended Natural Resources Code §113.087 and §113.088 to allow required license examination to be performed by a proctoring service. Senate Bill 1668 added Natural Resources Code §113.0955 to require the RRC to waive its Dispenser Operation certification requirements for an individual who completes training and examination consistent with the guidelines established by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).
To view the full notice, visit the RRC website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/media/ixmjntq5/nto_afs_tac-9-amendments-adoption_7-15-2022.pdf.
What we do
The Oversight and Safety Division has responsibility for Alternative Fuels, Gas Services and Pipeline Safety. This reorganization in January 2015 will bring even greater efficiency and consistency to these operations within the Commission, allowing the agency to better serve the state.
The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is the state agency responsible for regulating the safe storage, transportation and use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG, Propane, Butane), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), pursuant to the Texas Natural Resources Code (TNRC). The Commission has also adopted regulations for each fuel type under the Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapters 9, 13, and 14, respectively.
The Alternative Fuels Safety (AFS) department enforces both the state statutes and the Commission’s regulations on these fuels, by conducting safety evaluations of stationary facilities and mobile equipment, licensing companies engaged in alternative fuel activities, and providing training to individuals working in the alternative fuels industries.