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Texas Proposed Rule: Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Within 1,000 Feet of a Public School

The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed a rule concerning Hazardous Liquids and Carbon Dioxide Pipelines or Pipeline Facilities Located Within 1,000 feet of a Public School Building of Facility (16 TAC §8.315). This rule will require the operator of any jurisdictional Texas Intrastate Liquid Pipeline or Pipeline Facility located within 1,000 feet of a public school to send the name and street address of the school, and the name of the pipeline to the TRRC. In addition, if requested by the school district, the operator must submit certain information to the district, and if requested, the operator must attend a meeting to discuss the information. Records must be kept for 5 years.

Readers of this newsletter will notice that this proposed rule differs from the original language in the earlier proposal (16 TAC §8.310). Significantly, the operator would no longer be required to present the information each year, and rather is required to present the information only upon written request by the school district.