Comments received for Various Rules in 16 TAC Chapter 5 (2023)

The following are comments received by the RRC concerning proposed amendments in Chapter 5 regarding the RRC's enforcement primacy for the federal Class VI Underground Injection Control (UIC) program and other clarifications.  The comment period ended at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 7/31/2023.  All comments are provided in Adobe Acrobat format.  Email addresses of members of the public have been redacted (blacked out) in accordance with the Public Information (Open Records) Act, Texas Government Code, sec. 552.137, except (1) where the member of the public has affirmatively consented to the release of such comments, as expressly authorized by Government Code sec. 552.137(b); or (2) where the e-mail address appears "on a letterhead, coversheet, printed document, or other document made available to the public," as expressly authorized by Texas Government Code sec. 552.137(c)(4).

Updated: August 18, 2023

Beau Bennett

Linda Bennett

Payton Campbell

Commission Shift

Andy Davis

Meg Davis

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Protection Agency

Paul Gingrich

Brian Hillman

Malinda Huffman

Greater Houston Partnership


Francisco Martinez

Don McCown

Leslie Meyer

Ann R. Nyberg

Patrick Arnold Nye

Becky Rector

Reliable Energy Alliance

Lana McGee Straub

Diane Teter

Texas-based Organizations and Individuals (Air Alliance Houston; Another Gulf is Possible Collaborative; Bayou City Waterkeeper; Better Brazoria: Clean Air & Water; Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas; Chispa Texas; Clean Energy Now Texas; Clean Water Action; Coalition of Community Organizations; Coastal Alliance to Protect our Environment; Coastal Bend Sierra Club; Commission Shift; Fair Housing and Neighborhood Rights; Fenceline Watch; For the Greater Good; G-Forensic; Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance; Healthy Gulf; Heiko Stang; Ingleside on the Bay Coastal Watch Association; Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club; Mi Familia Vota; New Liberty Road Community Development Corporation; Port Arthur Community Action Network; Property Rights and Pipeline Center; Public Citizen; Rio Grande International Study Center; Sanbit, Inc.; Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger; Texas Campaign for the Environment; Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services; and Turtle Island Restoration Network

Texas Chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO-TX)

Texas Chemical Council

Texas Industry Project

Texas Oil & Gas Association

Cyndi L. Valdes

Robert F. Van Voorhees PLLC

Bonny Vechell

Bess Willis