REMINDER: RRC to Host Public Comment Hearings on Draft Amendments to Water Protection & Environmental Protection Rules

October 09, 2023

RECORDATORIO: La Comisión de Ferrocarriles de Texas llevará a cabo Audiencias de Comentarios Públicos sobre las Enmiendas Propuestas a las Normas de Protección del Agua y del Medio Ambiente

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.

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

To view the draft amendments or submit written comments, visit the RRC website at

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