Rulemaking Workshop - Related to the Implementation of Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 3648

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 - 9:30 AM

1701 N. Congress, Room 1-111

Austin TX 78701

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The workshop will address proposed new rule 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §3.65, relating to Critical Designation of Natural Gas Infrastructure

The proposed rule implements a process for designating certain natural gas entities as critical during an energy emergency as specified in Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 3648 passed by the 87th Legislature (Regular Session).

The RRC has also proposed new forms and a table related to this rulemaking.

  • Form CI-D, Acknowledgement of Critical Customer/Critical Gas Supplier Designation, would be submitted by an operator of a facility designated as critical acknowledging the facility’s critical status.
  • Form CI-X, Critical Customer/Critical Gas Supplier Designation Exception Application, would be submitted by an operator certifying a facility needs an exception to critical designation because the facility is not prepared to operate in a weather emergency.
  • Table CCI, specifies the information that an operator is required to submit to electric entities for load shed prioritization.

To view the proposed rule and forms and submit comments online by Monday, November 1, 2021, visit the RRC website at under “Chapter 3: Oil and Gas” and