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Notice to Operators: Rule 13 Exceptions: Online Filing System and Implementation of Exception Fee


The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) will soon complete the design and development of the online filing application for exceptions to 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §3.13 (Statewide Rule 13), regarding Casing, Cementing, Drilling, Well Control, and Completion Requirements, and expects to implement the system in March 2015. This system will enable operators to submit exception requests to the Commission more conveniently and quickly, and will enable Commission staff to review those requests in a more prompt and efficient manner. The system will also audit each submission to minimize errors and provide for fee payments through the official website for the State of Texas at