RRC Proposes Revisions to Form P-17 and Creation of Commingle Permit Application


The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is accepting public comment on proposed revisions to Form P-17, Application for Exception to Statewide Rules (SWR) 26 and/or 27 (Commingling) and its instructions and the creation of the Form P-17A, Commingle Permit Application. Public comments on the proposed form revision and creation will be accepted through Monday, February 25, 2019.

The proposed changes to the Form P-17and instructions, and creation of the Form P-17A, will provide clarity and guidance when submitting an exception to an application for a commingling permit. The format of the Form P-17 will be modified to account for the instances where an operator cannot meet the requirements of 16 Texas Administrative Code §3.26(b) [SWR 26(b)] or §3.27(e) [SWR 27(e)] and must obtain an exception and pay the associated fee. The creation of Form P-17A will allow an operator to inform the RRC that they are commingling pursuant to SWR 26(b) or SWR 27(e), such that an exception is not required and therefore no fee will be required.

To view the draft forms, visit the RRC website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/resource-center/forms/proposed-form-changes/. To provide comments, use the online comment form available on the RRC website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/resource-center/forms/proposed-form-changes/proposed-form-amendments/.