The Railroad Commission of Texas will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The RRC will reopen for regular business Monday morning, Nov. 27. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
All stationary facilities for commercial use must be permitted. Filings required for permitting are based upon the storage capacity of the facility.
Plans must be submitted PRIOR to installation of containers at facilities having an aggregate water capacity of 15,540-gallons or greater. The construction of the installation cannot begin until the plans are reviewed and approved by the Alternative Fuels Safety (AFS) department. Notification to property owners is required as part of the application process. The requirements for plan submission can be found in §14.2040(b) of the Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas. The plans are submitted with an LNG Form 2500. Notification to property owners requires the use of an LNG Form 2500A. Filing fees are required for original and re-submissions. A Form 2500 Submission Checklist may be used to assist the applicant in determining all items are submitted correctly.
At facilities with an aggregate water capacity of less than 15,540 gallons, licensees must submit a Completion Report, LNG Form 2501, within 10 days of completing a container installation. The report verifies that the installation complies with applicable safety regulations. The form is submitted with a filing fee for each container listed on the completion report. If the form must be resubmitted due to incorrect or missing information, a resubmission fee is required; the fee is charged per returned form, NOT per container/rack.