TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 86. REGULATION OF NATURAL GAS

SUBCHAPTER G. ENFORCEMENT; JUDICIAL REVIEW



§ 86.221. UNAUTHORIZED PRODUCTION PROHIBITED.
     No person may produce gas from a gas well in violation of the valid orders of the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2539, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 86.222. PENALTIES.
     (a) Any person who violates a provision of this chapter or a rule or order adopted under this chapter is liable for a penalty of not more than:
          (1) $10,000 for each offense when the provision, rule, or order pertains to safety or the prevention or control of pollution; or
          (2) $1,000 for each offense when the provision, rule, or order does not pertain to safety or the prevention or control of pollution.
     (b) Each day a violation occurs constitutes a separate offense.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2539, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5251, ch. 967, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

§ 86.223. SUIT FOR PENALTY.
     The penalty may be recovered with the cost of suit by the State of Texas through the attorney general or the county or district attorney when joined by the attorney general in a civil action instituted in Travis County, in the county in which the violation occurred, or in the county of residence of the defendant.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2539, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5251, ch. 967, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

§ 86.224. SUIT FOR INJUNCTION.
     A violation or threatened violation of this chapter may be enjoined by any court of competent jurisdiction in which the suit for penalty may be brought. The court may issue mandatory or prohibitory writs of injunction that the facts justify.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2539, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 86.225. JUDICIAL REVIEW.
     Any person affected by an order of the commission adopted under the authority of this chapter is entitled to judicial review of that order in a manner other than trial de novo.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2540, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.