House Bill 2982 Implementation Survey

10/14/2014

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is conducting a survey of pipeline operators of Class 1 and rural gathering pipelines and pipeline facilities to gain additional information on the risk these transportation activities and facilities present to the public in order to implement House Bill 2982.

As you may know, House Bill 2982, enacted by the 83rd Texas Legislature and effective September 1, 2013, amended state laws delegating the Commission the authority to regulate pipeline safety for intrastate pipelines to include transportation and gathering facilities for gas in Class 1 locations and hazardous liquids and CO2 in rural locations.

The survey requests information such as pipe material, outer diameter, wall thickness, pipe grade, fluid being transported, proximity to structures and populated areas, and other risk factors, such as prior incidents or accidents.

The survey is limited to CLASS 1 and RURAL gathering pipelines and pipeline facilities. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE INFORMATION FOR ANY PIPELINES AND PIPELINE FACILITIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY REGULATED.

An online version of the survey is available on the Commission’s website at: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1808036/HB-2982-Implementation-Survey.

You may also download, complete and mail the survey form to:

Railroad Commission of Texas
Pipeline Safety Division
P. O. Box 12967
Austin, TX 78711-2967

Please respond to the survey by Friday, January 30, 2015. If you have any questions or are unsure of the regulated or non-regulated status of the pipelines and facilities you operate, contact the Commission’s Pipeline Safety Division at Safety@rrc.texas.gov.