Proposed Rules

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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.

The column headings indicate the status of each rule proposal. 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 columns 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. 

RRC Rulemaking Requirements for Commission Staff (approved July 9, 2013)  (.PDF format)

Explanation of Proposed Rules Table

Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas Register Effective Date of Adoption
Chapter 1. Practice and Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 1.            
               
Chapter 2.  Informal Complaint Procedure
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 2.    

     
               
Chapter 3. Oil and Gas Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 3.            
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 4. Environmental Protection
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 4.

 

 

 

     
               
Chapter 5. Carbon Dioxide
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 5.            
Chapter 7. Gas Services
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 7.

           
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 8. Pipeline Safety Regulations
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 8.            
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 9. LP-Gas Safety Rules
Various rules Amend re: HB 2714 (2019), NFPA updates, and other clarifications (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)


9/30/2019
(pdf format) 

Figures and Tables (pdf format)
 10/25/2019

(Note: Due to technical issues, the publication date for Chapter 9 was changed from 10/18/2019.)
 11/18/2019 (at 12:00 noon)


Comments Received
 12/17/2019 (pdf format)


Figures and Tables (pdf format)
 1/3/2020 

(Note: Links to the Figures are included in the 1/3/2020 link.)
1/6/2020 
               
Chapter 11. Surface Mining and Reclamation Division
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 11.            
               
Chapter 12. Coal Mining Regulations

Ch. 12--various rules
 
Amend to update references to federal rules and make other clarifications (Brent Elliott, 512-305-8840) 

 10/20/2020
 (pdf format)
 11/6/2020



11/23/2020 (at 5:00 pm)




12/08/2020 (pdf format)   12/25/2020 12/28/2020 
               
Section NumberRule Title
&
Contact Person
Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas RegisterProposal Published in the Texas RegisterComment Period EndsAdoption Approved at ConferenceAdoption Published in the Texas RegisterEffective Date of Adoption
Chapter 13. Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Chapter 13--various rules  Amend Ch. 13 to adopt NFPA standards, changes per HB 2127 (86th Leg. Session) and other clarifying changes (April Richardson, 512-463-6935) 10/20/2020 (pdf format)

Figures 
11/6/2020  December 14, 2020 (at noon

Comments Received
     
               
Chapter 14. Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
 Chapter 14--various rules Amend Ch. 14 to adopt NFPA standards, changes per HB 2127, 86th Leg. Session) and other clarifying changes (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)  10/20/2020 (pdf format)

Figures
11/6/2020  December 14, 2020 (at noon

Comments Received
     
               
Chapter 15. Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division
Repeal §§15.1 through 15.13  Repeal remaining rules in Chapter 15 per HB 1818, 85th Leg. Session (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)

 10/20/2020 (pdf format)

 11/6/2020

 December 14, 2020 (at noon)

Comments Received


     
               
Chapter 18.  Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention
  There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 18.            
               
Chapter 20. Administration


 
There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 20.      

   
 
               

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Last Updated: 12/28/2020 11:14:41 AM