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Proposed Rules

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.

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 rows 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. 



There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 1.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 2.

  • Various Rules
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • New §3.66, Weather Emergency Preparedness Standards (Senate Bill 3, 2021)
      (Jared Ware, 512-463-7336)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 6/28/2022 (pdf format)          Additional information on July 5 workshop
    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    • 7/15/2022
    • Comment Period Ends
    • 8/15/2022 at 5:00 pm
      Comment Online           Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • Date -
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • Date -
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • Date -

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 4

  • Various Rules
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Amend re: HB 1284 (2021), RRC's sole jurisdiction over carbon sequestration wells
      (Leslie Savage, 512-463-7308)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 5/3/2022 (pdf format)          Additional information:  Program MOA and Program Description
    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    • 5/20/2022 
    • Comment Period Ends
    • 7/1/2022 (at 5:00 pm; extended from 6/20/2022)
      Comment Online    Virtual public hearing information (6/14/2022)  Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • Date (pdf )
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • Date
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • Date
  • 16 TAC §7.455 and §7.305
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • 16 TAC §7.455 and §7.305 (Amendments and repeal regarding curtailment)
      (Kari French 512-463-8559)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 11/10/2021 (pdf format)

    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    • 11/26/2021

    • Comment Period Ends
    • 1/7/2022 (at 5:00 pm)

      Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • 4/12/2022 (pdf format)
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    •  4/29/2022
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    •  9/1/2022

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 8.

  • Various Rules
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Amend re: SB 1582 and SB 1668 (2021) and other clarifications
      (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 5/3/2022 (pdf format)
    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    • 5/20/2022 
    • Comment Period Ends
    • 6/3/2022 (at 5:00 pm)
      Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • 6/28/2022 (pdf format)
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • 7/15/2022 
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • 7/18/2022

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 11.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 12.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 13.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 14.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 15.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 18

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 20.



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