Alternative FuelsSafety, Licensing, Training, and Certification
Alternative Fuels Events
* THIS EVENT IS FULL *
The Category E Management Course is an 80-hour course. The course is broken into two, week long sessions and will be an interactive Zoom based class with exams conducted online the last day. The first week of this course will be given on March 8th -12th with a break between then the 2nd half March 22nd - 26th 2021.
This 80-hour course covers all the material in courses 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.8 and 3.11 the Railroad Commission LP-Gas Safety Rules; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 54, National Fuel Gas Code and NFPA 58, LP-Gas Code. All new Category E certification applicants must complete this course. There will be IN-PERSON exams administered on September 25, 2020 in Austin. Only course attendees may take the exam
This course is intended for new Category E Management level certification applicants.
March 08, 2021 - 8:00 AM
Alternative Fuels ANNOUNCEMENTS
RRC Accepting Comments on Revisions to Forms CNG 1001, CNG 1001M, LNG 2001, and LNG 2001M
February 16, 2021
The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is seeking public comment to proposed revisions to the CNG Form 1001, Application for CNG License or License Renewal and LNG Form 2001, Application for LNG License or License Renewal and the proposed new CNG Form 1001M, Application for CNG Container Manufacturer Registration and LNG Form 2001M, Application for LNG Container Manufacturer Registration.
The proposed amendments to CNG Form 1001 and LNG Form 2001 are related to recent amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapters 13 and 14, effective March 1, 2021, as well as the addition of information used for efficient processing of the application. The new CNG Form 1001M and LNG Form 2001M were created in response to recent amendments to 16 TAC Chapters 13 and 14, effective March 1, 2021.
Public comments will be accepted through February 28, 2020. To view the proposed revisions and submit a comment, visit the RRC website at https://rrc.texas.gov/forms/proposed-form-amendments/ under “Oversight & Safety Division Proposed Form Amendments”.
What we do
The Oversight and Safety Division has responsibility for Alternative Fuels, Gas Services and Pipeline Safety. This reorganization in January 2015 will bring even greater efficiency and consistency to these operations within the Commission, allowing the agency to better serve the state.
The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is the state agency responsible for regulating the safe storage, transportation and use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG, Propane, Butane), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), pursuant to the Texas Natural Resources Code (TNRC). The Commission has also adopted regulations for each fuel type under the Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapters 9, 13, and 14, respectively.
The Alternative Fuels Safety (AFS) department enforces both the state statutes and the Commission’s regulations on these fuels, by conducting safety evaluations of stationary facilities and mobile equipment, licensing companies engaged in alternative fuel activities, and providing training to individuals working in the alternative fuels industries.