Injection Permit Types and Information

The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates several types of injection wells under a federally approved Underground Injection Control (UIC) program under the Safe Drinking Water Act. These include wells for enhanced recovery, waste disposal, and brine mining.  The Commission  also regulates wells for underground hydrocarbon storage. Learn more about the different types of injection wells.

Enhanced Recovery

Statewide Rule 46
Oil and Gas Waste Disposal

Statewide Rules 9 & 46 
 Hydrocarbon Storage

Statewide Rules 95, 96, & 97
Brine Mining

Statewide Rule 81

EPA Evaluations of Texas Underground Control Program

The Railroad Commission of Texas receives a yearly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency evaluation for its work protecting underground sources of drinking water through the RRC’s Underground Injection Control Program. 

2019 End of Year Evaluation
2017 End of Year Evaluation


Last Updated: 7/17/2020 3:41:18 PM