RRC Accepting Comments on Revisions to Statewide Rule 32 Exception Data Sheet

08/04/2020

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is accepting public comment on proposed revisions to Statewide Rule 32 Exception Data Sheet, Application for Exception to Statewide Rule 32. The Statewide Rule 32 Exception Data Sheet is filed when an operator requests authority to flare or vent gas.

The proposed amendment to the Statewide Rule 32 Exception Data Sheet will improve the effectiveness of the RRC’s Rule 32 exception program by:

  • requiring operators to more thoroughly document the circumstances surrounding the need to flare gas;
  • providing the RRC accurate information to assess compliance with the flare/vent authority; and
  • encouraging transparency in understanding the broader needs and reasons for flaring and/or venting during oil and gas production operations in Texas.

Public comments will be accepted through Friday, September 4 ,2020. To view the proposed revisions and submit a comment, visit the RRC website at https://rrc.texas.gov/about-us/resource-center/forms/proposed-form-changes/.