Groundwater Advisory Unit (GAU) Payments

Effective February 1, 2016, an application fee of $100 is required for a Groundwater Protection Determination. The application fee is also subject to a 150 percent ($150) surcharge required by Statewide Rule 78(n). Therefore a total of $250 must be remitted to the Railroad Commission of Texas with each Form GW-1, Groundwater Protection Determination Request Form. For additional information, reference the Notice to Operators: Groundwater Protection Determination Application Fee and Surcharge. Additional fees apply to expedite the application.

An expedite fee of $75 is required for an expedited Groundwater Protection Determination. The application fee is also subject to a 150 percent ($112.50) surcharge required by Statewide Rule 78(n). Therefore, a total of $187.50 must be remitted to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) to expedite each Form GW-1. The application fee plus the expedite fee after a surcharge of 150 percent is a total of $437.50.

For information regarding the RRC Online System payment process refer to the Groundwater Application User's Guide.

For Groundwater Protection Determination Request Forms (Form GW-1) sent in by email, US mail, or overnight express service, credit card payments for a Groundwater Protection Determination may be submitted by contacting the Commission's Public Sales section at 512-463-6882, or by downloading and submitting the credit card form to the Railroad Commission of Texas.

For Form GW-1s sent in by US Mail or overnight express service, a check or money order payment for a Groundwater Protection Determination may be submitted, but must be accompanied by Table GW-3, Regular and Expedited Groundwater Protection Determination / Payment Submission Table.

Last Updated: 6/1/2016 7:11:06 AM