Alternative Fuels Safety Regulations

The LP-Gas, LNG, and CNG regulations adopted by the Commission



Pursuant to the Texas Natural Resources Code (TNRC), Title 3, Chapter 116, the Railroad Commission of Texas has adopted the Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas, under TAC, Title 16, Chapter 13.

Below are links to all the regulations adopted by the Commission either directly or by reference.

The Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas can be easily saved on your computer for future reference and can be searched for key words or section numbers. In addition to the Commission’s Regulations, this PDF also includes the State statute governing CNG. The PDF version is provided for informational purposes only. The official rules of the Railroad Commission of Texas are found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 16, Part 1, Chapters 1 through 20. The TAC is maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State.
Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas (PDF)
This publication can also be purchased through the Commission. Click on this link to open the Publication Ordering Form.

This link connects to the official record of the Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas on the Texas Secretary of State’s website under theTexas Administrative Code.
Texas Administrative Code (TAC)

In addition to the Commission’s Regulations for Compressed Natural Gas, the Commission has adopted by reference the National Fire Protection Association’s Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code (NFPA 52 - 2013 edition) and Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code (NFPA 55 – 2013 edition). These publications may be purchased from NFPA. The following links will allow FREE read-only access to these publications.

NOTE: To view online (read-only) documents NFPA requires users to REGISTER. Read-only access allows users to view all editions.

NFPA 52: Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code, (RRC adopted 2013 Edition effective February 15, 2021)

NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code, (RRC adopted 2013 Edition effective February 15, 2021)

The regulations for the transportation of Compressed Natural Gas include the requirements of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49. The following link connects to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. The ECFR is a regularly updated, unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office. You can view and print the requirements from the following page.
Code of Federal Regulations(CFR)

Pursuant to the Texas Natural Resources Code (TNRC), Title 3, Chapter 116, the Railroad Commission of Texas has adopted the Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas, under TAC, Title 16, Chapter 14.

Below are links to all the regulations adopted by the Commission either directly or by reference.

The Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) can be easily saved on your computer for future reference and can be searched for key words or section numbers. In addition to the Commission’s regulations, this PDF also includes the State statute governing LNG. The PDF version is provided for informational purposes only. The official rules of the Railroad Commission of Texas are found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 16, Part 1, Chapters 1 through 20. The TAC is maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State.  
  Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas (PDF)

This publication can also be purchased through the Commission. Click on this link to open the Publication Ordering Form.

This link connects to the official record of the Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas on the Texas Secretary of State’s website under the Texas Administrative Code.

Texas Administrative Code (TAC)

In addition to the Commission’s Regulations for Liquified Natural Gas, the Commission has adopted by reference the National Fire Protection Association’s Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code (NFPA 52 - 2013 edition) and Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (NFPA 59A – 2013 edition). These publications may be purchased from NFPA. The following links will allow FREE read-only access to these publications.

NOTE: To view online (read-only) documents NFPA requires users to REGISTER. Read-only access allows users to view all editions.

NFPA 52: Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code, (RRC adopted 2013 Edition effective February 15, 2021)

NFPA 59A: Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas, (RRC adopted 2013 Edition effective February 15, 2021)

The regulations for the transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas include the requirements of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49. The following link connects to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. The ECFR is a regularly updated, unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office. You can view and print the requirements from the following page.
   Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Pursuant to the Texas Natural Resources Code (TNRC), Title 3, Chapter 113, the Railroad Commission of Texas has adopted the LP-Gas Safety Rules, under TAC, Title 16, Chapter 9.

Below are links to all the regulations adopted by the Commission either directly or by reference.

The LP-Gas Safety Rules can be easily saved on your computer for future reference and can be searched for key words or section numbers. In addition to the Commission’s Regulations, this PDF also includes the State statute governing LPG. The PDF version is provided for informational purposes only. The official rules of the Railroad Commission of Texas are found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 16, Part 1, Chapters 1 through 20. The TAC is maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State.


This link connects to the official record of the LP-Gas Safety Rules on the Texas Secretary of State’s website under the Texas Administrative Code.

 

The LP-Gas Safety Rules adopted January 6, 2020 has multiple effective dates throughout the chapter. The PDFs below break down each section of the Safety Rules. There is a file for those changes that went into effect in January 2020 and a file for those changes that become effective in June and/or September 2020. These files are meant to assist with understanding when the changes go into effect and what changes were made from the 2016 edition to the 2020 edition. These files do not include all changes that were made effective in January, it only highlights the sections with future effective dates.

Effective January:

In addition to the Commission’s LP-Gas Safety Rules, the Commission has adopted by reference the National Fire Protection Association’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58 - 2017 edition) and National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54 – 2018 edition). These publications may be purchased from NFPA. The following links will allow FREE read-only access to these publications.


NOTE: To view online (read-only) documents NFPA requires users to REGISTER.  Read-only access allows users to view all editions.

NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, (RRC adopted 2017 Edition on September 1, 2020)

NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code, (RRC adopted 2018 Edition on September 1, 2020)

    
The regulations for the transportation of LP-Gas include the requirements of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49. The following link connects to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. The ECFR is a regularly updated, unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office. 

You can view and print the requirements from the following page.



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