General maintenance on several Railroad Commission IT systems will be performed between 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 and 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019. During these times some online systems may be unavailable or experience degraded functionality. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve RRC systems and apologize for any inconvenience.
Operator Cleanup Program
The Operator Cleanup Program (OCP) under the Site Remediation Section is tasked with oversight of complex pollution cleanups performed by the oil and gas industry. Complex sites include those that occur in sensitive environmental areas as defined by 16 TAC3.91 (SWR 91) and may require site specific cleanup levels based on risk. Additionally, Operator Cleanup Program staff may be involved in the review of cases where the source of contamination is uncertain.
Sites are referred to the Site Remediation Section by the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) District Offices, Commission Legal Enforcement Section and directly from industry. A significant number of sites are identified by due diligence assessments on oil and gas properties as a result of corporate mergers, acquisitions or other business activities.
When cleanup activities are successfully completed by the operator, Commission staff may issue a “No Further Action” letter acknowledging completion.
Staff of the OCP oversee approximately 525 active and monitored cleanup sites. Questions about the Operator Cleanup Program should be directed to:
Operator Cleanup Program Site Remediation Section Oil and Gas Division Phone: 512-463-6765 Email: SR-OCP@rrc.texas.gov.
Please submit reports electronically to the email address above and mail one hard copy to:
Railroad Commission of Texas Site Remediation Section 1701 N. Congress Ave Austin TX 78701
Railroad Commission of Texas Site Remediation Section PO BOX 12967 Austin TX 78711-2967
Please include the assigned OCP number with all correspondence.
Reports or documents containing geoscience services or work must be sealed by a professional geoscientist as required by the Texas Geoscience Practice Act. For questions regarding these requirements, please visit the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists website.