TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 81. RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

SUBCHAPTER B. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS



§ 81.011. CHIEF SUPERVISOR.
     (a) The commission shall employ a chief supervisor of its oil and gas division to assist the commission in enforcing the laws relating to the production, transportation, and conservation of oil and gas and rules and orders of the commission adopted under these laws.
     (b) The chief supervisor also shall perform the duties of the pipeline expert as provided in the pipeline laws of this state.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2508, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.012. QUALIFICATIONS OF CHIEF SUPERVISOR.
     In addition to other qualifications that may be required by the commission, a person appointed chief supervisor must have had at least five years' experience in some line of the oil or gas business, or in some other business or profession that would provide the necessary knowledge and experience for the performance of his duties.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2508, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.013. DEPUTY SUPERVISORS, ASSISTANTS, AND CLERICAL PERSONNEL.
     The commission may appoint a chief deputy supervisor,
      deputy supervisors, assistants, and clerical personnel necessary to execute the laws relating to oil and gas.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.014. QUALIFICATIONS OF CHIEF DEPUTY SUPERVISOR.
     A person appointed chief deputy supervisor must have had at least three years' experience in oil and gas field work.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.015. QUALIFICATIONS OF DEPUTY SUPERVISORS.
     Any person appointed deputy supervisor must have had at least two years' experience in oil and gas field work, including substantial experience in drilling or production.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.016. SALARIES.
     The salary of the chief supervisor, the chief deputy supervisor, and the deputy supervisors shall be the same as that provided in the General Appropriations Act.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.017. ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES.
     The commission may employ gaugers, inspectors, investigators, supervisors, and clerical employees. These employees shall include a chief engineer, chief petroleum engineer, and an administrative chief, and their salaries shall be paid in the amounts provided in the General Appropriations Act.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 144, ch. 65, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.

§ 81.018. PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND OTHER EXPENSES.
     (a) Salaries and other expenses necessary in the administration and enforcement of the oil and gas laws shall be paid by warrants drawn by the comptroller on the State Treasury from funds provided under Section 81.112 of this code.
     (b) Warrants for expenses shall be issued only on duly verified statements of the persons entitled to the funds and on approval of the chairman of the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.019. DUTIES OF CHIEF SUPERVISOR, CHIEF DEPUTY SUPERVISOR, DEPUTY SUPERVISORS, AND OTHER EMPLOYEES.
     The chief
      supervisor, chief deputy supervisor, deputy supervisors, and other employees shall perform the duties prescribed by the commission in conformity with rules of the commission relating to the production, transportation, and conservation of crude oil and natural gas.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 81.020. ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF CHIEF SUPERVISOR AND HIS DEPUTIES.
     (a) The chief supervisor and his deputies shall
      supervise the plugging of all abandoned wells and the shooting of wells and shall follow the rules of the commission relating to the production and conservation of oil and gas.
     (b) The chief supervisor shall gather information and assist the commission in the performance of its duties under this title.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2509, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.