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.
Transport Driver Reciprocal Agreement
LP-gas transport drivers certified by Arkansas, Louisiana or New Mexico may operate transports in Texas under reciprocity agreements between the Railroad Commission and those states’ LP-gas authorities. To be issued a reciprocal examination exemption, a driver must:
1) Be currently and properly certified as an LP-gas transport driver by the State of Arkansas, Louisiana and/or New Mexico. 2) Have passed one or more of these states’ LP-gas transport-driver examinations. 3) Have no enforcement actions pending. 4) Complete and submit Form 16R via fax or mail, along with proof of certification and a nonrefundable $40 filing fee. 5) Be employed by (or be) a Railroad Commission-licensed LP-gas company.
Reciprocal exemptions must be renewed annually by May 31 and are subject to the Railroad Commission’s $35 annual certification renewal fee.
Exemptions not renewed by the deadline must pay a $20 late fee.
NOTE: 16 Texas Administrative Code §9.18(g) defines a transport as a cargo tank motor vehicle of more than 5,000 gallons water capacity.