Holiday Closure

In observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the RRC will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen for regular business on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. We will respond to public inquiries at that time.

If you are contacting the RRC with a complaint or to report an incident, please call our 24-hour, toll-free emergency line at 844-773-0305 for immediate assistance.

Additionally, if you are an operator with an urgent need, such as processing an oil and gas drilling permit, you can locate the appropriate contact information using the RRC website at:

Pipeline Safety Department Update: New PHMSA Program Manager


Effective December 1, 2015, Stephanie Weidman is the new Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Program Manager for the Railroad Commission of Texas’ (Commission’s) Oversight and Safety Division.

Ms. Weidman represents the Commission before PHMSA, the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR), other state and federal agencies, as well other public forums. In addition, she provides oversight to the agency’s pipeline safety inspectors in six regional offices throughout the state.

Ms. Weidman has been with the Commission since 2010 and has held various positions in the Pipeline Safety department including inspector, inspector team lead and inspection regional manager. Her job responsibilities included leading inspections, reviewing plans of correction and meeting with pipeline operators.

Ms. Weidman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

For pipeline inspection and technical questions, contact Ms. Weidman at or 512- 463-7058.