Proposed Rules

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This page lists the RRC's proposals to change or delete existing rules, or to add new rules. Rules listed on this page have been approved for submission to the Texas Register for publication for public comment. Except where noted, these proposals have not been adopted.

The column headings indicate the status of each rule proposal. For rules that have been published in the Texas Register, a link is provided to the Texas Register issue.

For rules that have been adopted, the last two columns link to the Texas Register issue, which includes the adopted rule and indicate the effective date for the rule. Rules will be removed from this page one week after the effective date of the adoption and will be added to the Current Rules page.

For additional information on any proposed changes to Commission forms, see the Proposed Form Amendments page. 

RRC Rulemaking Requirements for Commission Staff (approved July 9, 2013)  (.PDF format)

Explanation of Proposed Rules Table

Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas Register Effective Date of Adoption
Chapter 1. Practice and Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 1.            
               
Chapter 2.  Informal Complaint Procedure
 2.1 Amend to correct RRC domain name (Kari French, 512-463-8559)  12/6/2016 (pdf format) 12/23/2016   1/23/2017 (at noon)

Comment Online
     
               
Chapter 3. Oil and Gas Division
               
3.15 Amend re: inactive wells being returned to production 
(Mysti Doshier, 512-463-6743)
8/9/2016 (pdf format) 8/26/2016 9/26/2016

Comments Received
11/15/2016 (pdf format)   12/2/2016  1/1/2017
3.28  Amend re: deliverability testing requirements for gas wells (Joe Stasulli, 512-463-3905) 8/24/2016 (pdf format)  9/9/2016   10/10/2016

Comments Received

11/15/2016 (pdf format)  12/2/2016   1/1/2017
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 4.

 

 

 

     
               
Chapter 5. Carbon Dioxide
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 5.            
Chapter 7. Gas Services Division
 7.315 and 7.7101 Amend to correct RRC domain name (Kari French, 512-463-8559) 12/6/2016 (pdf format)   12/23/2016  1/23/2017 (at noon)

Comment Online
     
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 8. Pipeline Safety Regulations

8.210 and 8.301
Amend to correct RRC domain name (Kari French, 512-463-8559)  12/6/2016 (pdf format) 12/23/2016  1/23/2017 (at noon)

Comment Online 
     

               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 9. LP-Gas Safety Rules
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 9.            
               
Chapter 11. Surface Mining and Reclamation Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 11.            
               
Chapter 12. Coal Mining Regulations


12.309 
Amend re: self-bonding in certain situations (Denny Kingsley, 512-305-8840)  12/6/2016 (pdf format) 12/23/2016  1/23/2017 (at noon)

Comment Online
     
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 13. Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 13.            
               
Chapter 14. Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 14.            
               
Chapter 15. Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 15.

 

 

 

 

     
               
Chapter 18.  Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention
18.11  Amend to correct RRC domain name (Kari French, 512-463-8559)  12/6/2016 (pdf format)  12/23/2016  1/23/2017 (at noon)

Comment Online
     
               
Chapter 20. Administration


20.81 
New rule re: enhanced contract monitoring per SB 20, 2015 legislative session (Sandy Williams, 512-463-7680)  12/6/2016 (pdf format) 12/23/2016   1/23/2017 (at noon)

Comment Online
     
               

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Last Updated: 12/7/2016 10:09:11 AM