LPG License Categories
Any organization that performs any of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) activities described below in Texas is required to be a licensee of the Railroad Commission.
LPG License Categories and Authorized Activities
Category A. ASME/DOT. Manufacture, fabricate, assemble, repair, install, subframe, test, and sell both ASME and DOT containers/cylinders, including motor or mobile fuel containers and systems; repair and install transport and transfer systems.
Category A-1. ASME. Manufacture, fabricate, assemble, repair, install, subframe, test and sell ASME containers, including motor or mobile fuel containers and systems; repair and install transport and transfer systems.
Category A-2. DOT. Manufacture, fabricate, assemble, repair, install, subframe, test, and sell DOT cylinders.
Category B. Transport Outfitter. Subframe, test, and sell transport containers; test LP-gas storage containers; install, test and sell LP-gas motor or mobile fuel containers and systems; install and repair transport systems and motor or mobile fuel systems.
Category C. Carrier. Transport LP-gas in a transport equipped with one or more containers; load and unload LP-gas; install and repair transport systems.
Category D. General Installers and Repairmen. Sell, service, and install containers, except motor fuel containers; service, install and repair piping and certain appliances as defined by rule, excluding recreational vehicle appliances and systems and motor fuel and recreational vehicle systems; sell, service, install and repair LP-gas containers, systems and appliances in manufactured homes.
Category E. Retail/Wholesale Dealer. Store, sell, transport and distribute LP-gas and perform all other categories of licensed activities except the manufacture, fabrication, assembly, repair, subframing, and testing of LP-gas containers and the sale and installation of LP-gas motor or mobile fuel systems rated at more than 25 horsepower.
Category F. Cylinder Filling. Operate a cylinder-filling facility, including cylinder filling, the sale of LP-gas in cylinders, and the replacement of cylinder valves.
Category G. Service Station. Operate an LP-gas dispensing station to fill ASME motor or mobile fuel containers.
Category H. Cylinder Dealer. Transport and sell LP-gas in cylinders.
Category I. Service Station and Cylinder Filling. Operate any service station and cylinder activity set out in Category F and G.
Category J. Service Station and Cylinder Facility. Sell, transport, install and connect LP-gas in cylinders; operate a cylinder filling facility, including cylinder filling and, the replacement of cylinder valves; operate an LP-gas service station as set out in Category G.
Category K. Distribution System. Sell and distribute LP-gas through mains or pipes; install and repair LP-gas systems.
Category L. Engine Fuel. Sell and install LP-gas motor or mobile fuel containers and fuel systems on engines.
Category M. Recreational Vehicle Installers and Repairmen. Sell, service and install recreational vehicle containers; install, repair and service recreational vehicle appliances, piping, and LP-gas systems, including recreational vehicle motor or mobile fuel systems and containers.
Category N. Manufactured Housing Installers and Repairmen. Service and install containers that supply fuel to manufactured housing; install, repair and service appliances and piping systems for manufactured housing.
Category O. Testing Laboratory. Test LP-gas containers, LP-gas motor fuel systems or mobile fuel systems, transfer systems, and transport systems to determine the safety of the containers or systems for LP-gas service, including the necessary installation, disconnection, reconnection, testing, and repair of LP-gas motor fuel systems or mobile fuel systems, transfer systems, and transport systems involved in the testing of containers.
Category P. Portable Cylinder Exchange. Operate a portable cylinder exchange service, where LP-gas is sold in portable cylinders whose LP-gas capacity does not exceed 21 pounds, where the portable cylinders are not filled on-site, and where no other LP-gas activity requiring a license is conducted. See LP-Gas Safety Rules §9.17, Designation and Responsibilities of Company Representatives and Operational Supervisors, for options for Category P licensees.