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TRRC Proposed Rulemaking 16 TAC Chapter 5-Carbon Dioxide

The Railroad Commission of Texas (TRRC) proposes new Chapter 5, relating to Carbon Dioxide, to implement Senate Bill (SB) 1387, which was effective September 1, 2009. SB 1387 amended the Texas Water Code and the Texas Natural Resources Code to provide for the implementation of projects involving the capture, injection, sequestration, or geologic storage of carbon dioxide. The purpose of the proposed rules is to protect underground sources of drinking water while promoting the capture and storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide.

For more information on this and other rulemakings, or to access the online comment form, please see the Proposed Rules table. The deadline to submit comments is 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2010, and may be submitted online at ; or by electronic mail to

For a copy of the proposed rule for Chapter 5 on Carbon Dioxide, contact Jessica Roger.