RRC Open Meeting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

The next RRC Open Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June, 22 at 10:30 a.m. (please note the different start time). The virtual meeting can be viewed live at this link: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/open_meeting/20210622/

Proposed Rules

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.

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 rows 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)



There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 1.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 2.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 3.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 4

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 5.

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 7

  • 16 TAC §8.1
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Amend re: Federal pipeline safety updates
      (Stephanie Weidman, 512-463-2519)

    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 6/8/2021 (pdf format)

    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    • 6/25/2021
    • Comment Period Ends
    • 7/26/2021 (at 12:00 noon)
      Comment Form
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    •  
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    •  
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    •  
  • Various Rules
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Amend re: HB 2714 (2019), NFPA updates, and other clarifications
      (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 9/30/2019 (pdf format)
       Figures and Tables (pdf format)
    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    • 10/25/2019 (Note: Due to technical issues, the publication date for Chapter 9 was changed from 10/18/2019.)
    • Comment Period Ends
    • 11/18/2019 (at 12:00 noon)
      Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • 12/17/2019 (pdf )
      Figures and Tables (pdf)
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • 1/3/2020 
      (Note: Links to the Figures are included in the 1/3/2020 link.)
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • 1/6/2020

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 11.

  • Ch.12-various rules
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Amend to update references to federal rules and make other clarifications
      (Brent Elliott, 512-305-8840) 
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 10/20/2020 (pdf )
    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    •  11/06/2020
    • Comment Period Ends
    • 11/23/2020 (at 5:00 pm)
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • 12/08/2020 (pdf format) 
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • 12/25/2020
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • 12/28/2020
  • Ch.13-various rules
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Amend Ch. 13 to adopt NFPA standards, changes per HB 2127 (86th Leg. Session) and other clarifying changes
      (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 10/20/2020 (pdf )

      Figures
    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    •  11/06/2020
    • Comment Period Ends
    • December 14, 2020
      (at noon)

      Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • 1/26/2021
      Memo and Rules (pdf)
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • 2/12/2021
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • 2/15/2021
  • Ch.14-various rules
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Amend Ch. 14 to adopt NFPA standards, changes per HB 2127, 86th Leg. Session) and other clarifying changes
      (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 10/20/2020 (pdf )

      Figures
    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    •  11/06/2020
    • Comment Period Ends
    • December 14, 2020 (at noon)

      Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • 1/26/2021
      Memo and Rules
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • 2/12/2021
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • 2/15/2021
  • Repeal §§15.1 through 15.13
    • Rule Title & Contact Person
    • Repeal remaining rules in Chapter 15 per HB 1818, 85th Leg. Session
      (April Richardson, 512-463-6935)
    • Proposal Approved at Conference for Submission to the Texas Register
    • 10/20/2020 (pdf )

    • Proposal Published in the Texas Register
    •  11/06/2020
    • Comment Period Ends
    • December 14,2020 (at noon)

      Comments Received
    • Adoption Approved at Conference
    • 1/26/2021
      Memo and Rules (pdf)
    • Adoption Published in the Texas Register
    • 2/12/2021
    • Effective Date of Adoption
    • 2/15/2021

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 18

There are currently no proposals affecting rules in Chapter 20.



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