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Texas RRC Accepting Comments on Draft Oil and Gas Division Monitoring and Enforcement Plan

  • 1.  Texas RRC Accepting Comments on Draft Oil and Gas Division Monitoring and Enforcement Plan

    Posted 05-11-2020 15:19
    Posting a reminder that the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) is still accepting public comments for their Draft Oil and Gas Division Monitoring and Enforcement Plan.

    For background from the RRC (see also here: https://www.rrc.state.tx.us/oil-gas/announcements/rrc-accepting-comments-on-draft-oil-and-gas-division-monitoring-and-enforcement-plan/)

    The Texas Legislature (House Bill 1818, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017) directed the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) to develop an annual plan to assess the most effective use of its limited resources to ensure public safety and minimize damage to the environment. The RRC will never cease to strengthen its capabilities to track, measure, and analyze the effectiveness of its oil and gas monitoring and enforcement program.

    The purpose of this plan is to define and communicate the Oil and Gas Division’s strategic priorities for its monitoring and enforcement efforts. The plan confirms many of the Division’s current priorities—to ensure public safety and protect the environment—as well as establishing direction for data collection, stakeholder input, and new priorities for fiscal year 2021.

    House Bill 1818 directed the RRC to seek input from stakeholders in the development of this plan. We look forward to hearing from you as this planning process moves forward.

    To view the draft plan, visit the RRC website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/compliance-enforcement/enforcement-activities/annual-oil-and-gas-division-monitoring-and-enforcement-plan/.

    To submit comments online by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, complete the survey at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5538046/2020Commission-Accepting-Comments-on-Oil-and-Gas-Division-Monitorin.

    Alternatively, please send written comments to:

    Oil and Gas Strategic Plan Comments/Oil and Gas Division
    Railroad Commission of Texas
    P.O. Box 12967
    Austin, Texas 78711-2967

    Comments received by mail after Thursday, May 21, 2020 may not be incorporated into the fiscal year 2021 iteration of the plan but will be reviewed.




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    Russell Cohen
    AAPL Governmental Affairs
    rcohen@landman.org
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