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.

Oil & Gas Complaints

File complaints related to the exploration, production and transportation of oil and natural gas

The Field Operations section of the Railroad Commission of Texas’ Oil & Gas Division is responsible for conducting investigations of complaints related to the exploration, production and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas that are within the Commission’s authority and jurisdiction.

Dust: Dust from public roads should be addressed by local law enforcement.

Noise: The Railroad Commission of Texas has no statutory authority over noise or nuisance related issues. Noise and nuisance related issues are governed by local ordinances. For more information on local ordinances, visit the Texas Online portal for links to cities and counties in Texas.

Odors and Air Contaminants: The Railroad Commission of Texas does not have regulatory authority over odors or air contaminants. However, for a well within the city limits, the city may enact ordinances regarding odors or other nuisances. In addition, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has jurisdiction over odor and air contaminants. Visit the TCEQ website for more information about how to file odor complaints and obtain information about air contaminants related to oil and gas facilities.

Traffic: Traffic complaints should be reported to the local law enforcement agency.

To submit a complaint, contact the appropriate Railroad Commission of Texas Oil & Gas District Office