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The RRC Houston District Office is closed due to a power outage from last week’s storm damage in the city. If you need assistance, you can contact the office by calling 713-869-5001 or by emailing Houston@rrc.texas.gov.

Resources for Excavators

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) adopted the Pipeline Damage Prevention Rules under Title 16 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 18.  The rule, which became effective September 1, 2007, applies to pipeline operators and persons engaged in or preparing to engage in excavation activities in the vicinity of a pipeline.

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Public Incident Query


Damage Reporting Form

This form is to be completed by an Excavator following a pipeline damage.

Report No Damage Non Compliance

This form can be completed by a Excavator or an Operator to report Non-Compliance of Chapter 18 where no damage has occurred.

Per Rule §18.11, each excavator that damages an underground pipeline shall notify the operator of the damage through the notification center at the earliest practical moment but not later than one hour following the damage incident. The excavator shall also submit report of the damage incident to the Commission using TDRF, which may be accessed through the Commission's online reporting system and the excavator sign-in, within 30 days of the incident.

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