RRV Open Meeting

RRC open meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. View the webcast here http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rcc/

RRC Online System & Online Research Queries System Issues

The RRC Online System and Online Research Queries System has been restored except for the following online applications:

  • eFile (GS Tariff eFile System)
  • H-5 (Disposal/Injection Well Pressure Test)
  • H-9 (Certificate of Compliance Statewide Rule 36)
  • H-15 (Older Inactive Well Test Report)
  • W-3 and W3A (Well Plugging)
  • W-15 (Cementing Report)

Our goal today is to continue to provide access to additional applications, if possible by later this afternoon, and updates as applications are made available.

RRC to Host Pipeline Safety Rules Webinar on August 5


The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) will host a free pipeline safety rules webinar to inform and train energy industry representatives on new and amended rules 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §3.70, relating to Pipeline Permits Required, and 16 TAC Chapter 8, relating to Pipeline Safety Regulations. The workshop will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

The webinar will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Amended 16 TAC §3.70 regarding production and flow lines, permit renewals, permit transfers, gathering pipelines, and certain fees;

  • Subchapter A to 16 TAC §8.1 and §8.5, relating to General Applicability and Standards, and Definitions;

  • Subchapter B to 16 TAC §§8.101, 8.115, 8.125 and 8.135, relating to Pipeline Integrity Assessment and Management Plans for Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines, New Construction Commencement Report, Waiver Procedure, and Penalty Guidelines for Pipeline Safety Violations;

  • Subchapter C to 16 TAC §§8.201, 8.205, 8.206, 8.209, 8.210, 8.225, 8.230, 8.235, and 8.240, relating to Pipeline Safety and Regulatory Program Fees, Written Procedure for Handling Natural Gas Leak Complaints, Risk-Based Leak Survey Program, Distribution Facilities Replacements, Reports, Plastic Pipe Requirements, School Piping Testing, Natural Gas Pipelines Public Education and Liaison, and Discontinuance of Service, including one change in the title of Subchapter C;

  • Subchapter D to 16 TAC §8.301 and §8.315 relating to Required Records and Reporting, and Hazardous Liquids and Carbon Dioxide Pipelines or Pipeline Facilities Located Within 1,000 Feet of a Public School Building or Facility;

  • New rule 16 TAC §8.110, relating to Gathering Pipelines, in Subchapter B; and

  • A Guide to Shapefile Submissions, which outlines Texas Pipeline Mapping System (TPMS) attribute definitions, valid codes and digital projection requirements.

For more information and to register, visit the RRC website at https://rrc.texas.gov/pipeline-safety/pipeline-safety-rules-webinar/.