COVID-19 Agency News

With the Governor’s disaster declaration and Executive Order related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and his direction to state agencies to provide flexible work and telework policies to employees, the RRC will maintain limited skeleton crews at the William B. Travis building (WBT) and district/regional offices, with other employees telecommuting. This is in effect Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.


The Railroad Commission of Texas Open Meeting scheduled for March 31, 2020 has been cancelled.

Important Note for In-person Filings
In an effort to ensure the safety of the public and Railroad Commission staff during the COVID-19 concerns, the RRC is not accepting in-person filings at this time. You may submit filings via U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or United Parcel Service.


NOTICE TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS LICENSED COMPANIES AND CERTIFIED INDIVIDUALS: State of Disaster in Texas Waiver Requests

03/24/2020

On March 13, Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster in Texas for all Texas counties in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During the State of Disaster, licensed companies and certified individuals for the safe transportation, storage, distribution and use of alternative fuels, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG and propane) compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), may request a waiver for certain regulatory requirements from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). The wavier requests may be for companies operating with an expired license, which was due for renewal in February or March, or individuals who have passed an alternative fuels safety exam but have not received their certification card. The waiver requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Please email waiver requests to April Richardson, Alternative Fuels Department Director, via email at April.Richardson@rrc.texas.gov.

To view the full notice, visit the RRC website at https://rrc.texas.gov/alternative-fuels/safety-licensing-training-and-certification/notices/.