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:

Reporting No Damage Non-Compliance Activities

The Railroad Commission of Texas adopted the Pipeline Damage Prevention Rules under Title 16 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 18.  The rule, which became effective September 1, 2007, applies to pipeline operators and persons engaged in or preparing to engage in excavation activities in the vicinity of a pipeline.

  1. No Damage Non-Compliance Reporting Form - This form can be completed by an Excavator or an Operator to report Non-Compliance of Chapter 18 where no damage has occurred.
  2. Excavator Second Notice Reporting Form - Pursuant to Chapter 18.11 this form is to be completed by an excavator for any of the following:
    • no response by pipeline operator to excavator's locating request;
    • if an excavator makes an additional call to the notification center, because the excavator did not receive a positive response from the pipeline operator; or
    • if the operator does not respond to the second notice.


Last Updated: 5/4/2016 1:48:27 PM