REMINDER: RRC to Host Public Comment Hearings on Draft Amendments to Water Protection & Environmental Protection RulesOctober 19, 2023
The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) will host two informal hearings to accept public comments on draft amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §3.8, relating to Water Protection, (also known as Statewide Rule 8) and 16 TAC Chapter 4, Subchapter A, relating to Oil and Gas Waste Management, and Subchapter B, relating to Commercial Recycling.
- At 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023, the RRC will hold an in-person informal hearing in Room 1.111 of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress in Austin. For information on the visiting the RRC, visit the RRC website athttps://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/organization-and-activities/visiting-the-railroad-commission/. Individuals who plan to provide verbal comments during the in-person hearing may register upon arrival on October 26, 2023. Registration will close at 10:30 a.m.
- At 9 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, the RRC will hold a virtual hearing using Zoom. Individuals who plan to participate in the hearing by providing verbal comments must register through Zoom at the following link by noon on October 26, 2023: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_7fJuY6x4TECvlJtFde6LTg#/registration.
The first part of each hearing will consist of a brief overview by RRC staff regarding the proposed rule amendments. After the overview, RRC staff will allow participants to comment on the draft rule amendments.
Both hearings can be viewed via live webcast on the AdminMonitor website at https://adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/.
To view the draft amendments or submit written comments, visit the RRC website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/general-counsel/rules/draft-rules/.
Any individual with a disability who plans to attend a hearing and who requires auxiliary aids or services should notify the RRC as far in advance as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Requests may be made by telephone at 512-463-6981 or TYY/TDD at 711 or 1-800-735-2989; or by email at ADA@rrc.texas.gov.