Notice to Oil & Gas and Pipeline Operators: Weather Emergency Preparedness StandardsSeptember 19, 2022
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Railroad Commission of Texas
Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans.
Beginning April 1, 2022, individuals registering for RRC alternative fuel training, continuing education and exam events will now register using the new Certification Exam Registration & Training System or CERTS. The online system will allow individuals working in alternative fuels industries to register and pay for a class and/or exam in a single transaction.
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The Railroad Commission of Texas no longer has any jurisdiction or authority over railroads in Texas, a duty which was transferred to other agencies, with the last of the rail functions transferred to the Texas Department of Transportation in 2005 ...
RRC Commissioners Assess More Than $420,000 in Penalties
AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $424,746 in fines involving 140 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ Conference on Tuesday. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.
Four dockets involved $69,846 in penalties after operators failed to appear at Commission enforcement proceedings. Master Default Orders can be found on the RRC Hearings Division webpage.
Operators were ordered to come into compliance with Commission rules and assessed $36,750 for oil and gas, LP-Gas or pipeline safety rule violations. Pipeline operators and excavators were assessed $318,150 for violations of the Commission’s Pipeline Damage Prevention rules. Master Agreed Orders can be found on the RRC General Counsel webpage.
In the absence of timely motions for rehearing, decisions are final as stated in these final orders.
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