Proposed Rules

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This page lists the RRC's proposals to change or delete existing rules, or to add new rules. Rules listed on this page have been approved for submission to the Texas Register for publication for public comment. Except where noted, these proposals have not been adopted.

The column headings indicate the status of each rule proposal. For rules that have been published in the Texas Register, a link is provided to the Texas Register issue.

For rules that have been adopted, the last two columns link to the Texas Register issue, which includes the adopted rule and indicate the effective date for the rule. Rules will be removed from this page one week after the effective date of the adoption and will be added to the Current Rules page.

For additional information on any proposed changes to Commission forms, see the Proposed Form Amendments page. 

RRC Rulemaking Requirements for Commission Staff (approved July 9, 2013)  (.PDF format)

Explanation of Proposed Rules Table

Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas Register Effective Date of Adoption
Chapter 1. Practice and Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 1.            
               
Chapter 2.  Informal Complaint Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 2.    

     
               
Chapter 3. Oil and Gas Division
               
3.70 Amend re: production and flow lines, permit renewals, gathering pipelines, and certain fees (Kari French, 512-463- 7058)  (See also Chapter 8 proposal.) 9/30/2019 
(pdf format)
10/18/2019 11/18/2019 
(at 12:00 noon)

Comments Received


12/17/2019 (pdf format)   1/3/2020  1/6/2020
3.40  Amend to allow multiple assignment of acreage in certain situations (Jason Clark, 512-463-2655)  10/22/2019 (pdf format)  11/8/2019  12/9/2019 (at 12:00 noon)


Comments Received
2/11/2020 (pdf format)  2/28/2020  3/3/2020 
 

3.30


Amend to update MOU with RRC and TCEQ (Leslie Savage, 512-463-7308)

 2/11/2020 (pdf format) 2/28/2020   3/30/2020 (at noon)




 6/16/2020 (pdf format) 7/3/2020   7/15/2020
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 4.

 

 

 

     
               
Chapter 5. Carbon Dioxide
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 5.            
Chapter 7. Gas Services
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 7.

           
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 8. Pipeline Safety Regulations

Various rules 
Amend re: HB 864 and HB 866 (2019) and HB 2982 (2013), gathering lines, federal updates, construction reports, penalties
(Kari French, 512-463- 7058)  (See also §3.70 proposal.)
 9/30/2019 (pdf format)


 10/18/2019
  
11/18/2019 (at 12:00 noon)


Comments Received

12/17/2019 (pdf format)  1/3/2020  1/6/2020 
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 9. LP-Gas Safety Rules
Various rules Amend re: HB 2714 (2019), NFPA updates, and other clarifications (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)


9/30/2019
(pdf format) 

Figures and Tables (pdf format)
 10/25/2019

(Note: Due to technical issues, the publication date for Chapter 9 was changed from 10/18/2019.)
 11/18/2019 (at 12:00 noon)


Comments Received
 12/17/2019 (pdf format)


Figures and Tables (pdf format)
 1/3/2020 

(Note: Links to the Figures are included in the 1/3/2020 link.)
1/6/2020 
               
Chapter 11. Surface Mining and Reclamation Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 11.            
               
Chapter 12. Coal Mining Regulations

12.108
 
Amend permit fees pursuant to House Bill 1, 2019 (Alex Schoch, 512-463-6901)   08/06/2019 (pdf format)  08/23/2019



09/23/2019 (at noon)

Comments Received 

 12/17/2019 (pdf format)   1/3/2020  1/6/2020
 Subch. R

Amend AML rules to correspond to federal regulations (AML Department, 512-305-8830)

08/06/2019 (pdf format)   08/23/2019


 09/23/2019 (at noon)

11/19/2019 (pdf format)   12/6/2019  12/9/2019
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 13. Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 13.            
               
Chapter 14. Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 14.            
               
Chapter 15. Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 15.

 

 

 

 

     
               
Chapter 18.  Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 18.            
               
Chapter 20. Administration


 
There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 20.      

   
 
               

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Last Updated: 10/15/2020 10:28:07 AM