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Oil & Gas Fees & Surcharges

Temporary Exception To Certain Fees & Surcharges Required by Statewide Rule 78


The Commission issued an Order granting exceptions to the administrative fee and surcharge rules to provide financial relief during these unprecedented economic conditions. These exceptions shall be effective as of the date of the open meeting, May 5, 2020, and shall remain in effect until December 31, 2020.

Surcharges

In accordance to 16 Texas Administrative Code §3.78 (Statewide Rule 78) there are fee payment and surcharge requirements associated with filing of certain applications, permits, extensions and exception requests.

Oil & Gas Fees and Surcharges Table

Oil & Gas Well Drilling Permit Fees Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
  Email: drillingpermits-info@rrc.texas.gov
  Phone: 512-463-6751
         
     Drilling Permits Less than 2,000 feet 200.00 300.00 500.00  W-1 + Attachments Online Filing Available
     Drilling Permits 2,001 to 4,000 feet 225.00 337.50 562.50  W-1 + Attachments Online Filing Available
     Drilling Permits 4,001 to 9,000 feet 250.00 375.00 625.00  W-1 + Attachments Online Filing Available
     Drilling Permits Greater than 9,000 feet 300.00 450.00 750.00  W-1 + Attachments Online Filing Available
     Expedite Fee 150.00 225.00 375.00  W-1 + Attachments Online Filing Available
     Statewide Rule 37 and 38 Exception Fee 200.00 300.00 500.00  Various  

Groundwater Advisory Unit Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
  Email: GAU@rrc.texas.gov
  Phone: 512-463-2741
         
Application Fee 100.00 150.00 250.00  GW-1 Online Filing Available
     Expedite Fee 75.00 172.50 187.50  GW-1 Online Filing Available

P-5 Organization Report Fees Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
  Email: p5@rrc.texas.gov
  Phone: 512-463-6772
         
     Filing Fee          
New Organization, Oil & Gas Division Jurisdiction 300.00 450.00 750.00  P-5, P-5O  
New Organization, Oversight & Safety Division Jurisdiction 225.00 337.50 562.50  P-5, P-5O  
      * Renewals – Fee (with surcharge) as set out in renewal packet        P-5, P-5O  
Inactive Well Filing Fees (Form W-3X)          
Abeyance of Plugging Report 100.00 150.00 250.00  W-3X  
Well Test Report Filing Fee 50.00 75.00 125.00  W-3X  

Voluntary Cleanup Program Application Fee Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
  Email: SR-VCP-BRP@rrc.texas.gov
  Phone: 512-463-6765
1,000.00 1,500.00 2,500.00  VCP.1, VCP.2  

Rule Exception Fees (other than Statewide Rules 37 and 38) Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
Contacts by Oil & Gas Activity          
(Including but not limited to Statewide Rules 10, 13, 15, 32...)  150.00  225.00  375.00  Various  

Certificate of Compliance Reissue Fee Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
View instructions for the Severance Reconnect Process. 300.00 450.00 750.00 P-4  

Environmental Permit Fees Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
  Phone: 512-463-3840          
Large Quantity Generator (LQG) Operator Hazardous Oil & Gas Waste Generation        H-21  
Base Fee 1,000.00 1,500.00 2,500.00 n/a  
Additional Fee 1,000.00 1,500.00 2,500.00 n/a  
Small Quantity Generator (SQG) Operator Hazardous Oil & Gas Waste Generation        H-21  
Base Fee 200.00 300.00 500.00 n/a  
Additional Fee 200.00 300.00 500.00 n/a  
Surface Water Discharge Permit Fee 300.00 450.00 750.00  n/a  

Injection / Storage Permit Application Fees Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
  Email: UIC@rrc.texas.gov
  Phone: 512-463-6792
         
Disposal Well Permit in Non-Producing Formation (Statewide Rule 9) 100.00 150 250.00 W-14 + Attachments  
Fluid Injection Well Permit (Statewide Rule 46) 200.00 300.00 500.00 H-1, H-1A + Attachments  
Underground Hydrocarbon Storage in Depleted Reservoir Permit (Statewide Rule 96) 200.00 300.00 500.00 H-1, H-1A + Attachments  
Brine Mining Permits Injection Facility Permit (Statewide Rule 81) 200.00 300.00 500.00  H-2 + Attachments  
Underground Storage of Liquid Hydrocarbons/Gas in Salt Formation Permit
    (Statewide Rules 95 and 97)
200.00 300.00 500.00 H-4 + Attachments  
Statewide Rule 9 Exceptions 150.00 225.00 375.00 n/a  
Statewide Rule 46 Exceptions 150.00 225.00 375.00 n/a  

Waste Hauler Permits Fee Surcharge (150%) Total Assessment Required Forms Online Filing
  Email: Waste_Hauler_Permit@rrc.texas.gov
  Phone: 512-463-6772
         
Waste Hauler Permit 100.00 150.00 250.00 WH-1,  WH-2, WH-3