H.B. No. 2982
was introduced relating to the power of the Texas Railroad Commission (TRRC) to
adopt and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the
transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain pipeline
facilities. This legislation would provide the TRRC with expanded authority to
regulate certain presently exempt intrastate hazardous liquid pipelines. House
Bill (HB) 2982 would provide the TRRC with the authority to regulate (if
justified) production, refining and manufacturing facilities and associated
in-plant piping and storage. Such facilities are exempt from jurisdiction under
the federal pipeline safety laws. The bill remains pending before the Texas
House Energy Resources Committee.
For a copy of HB 2982, contact Jessica Roger.