TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 88. CONTROL OF OIL PROPERTY

SUBCHAPTER B. RULES



§ 88.011. ADOPTION OF RULES.
     (a) The governmental agency may promulgate and adopt rules:
          (1) to provide for the method of measuring oil and gas produced from any well in this state and to provide for the type of measuring devices to be used in obtaining the measurement;
          (2) for the inspection of all oil properties to ascertain that the prescribed measuring devices are installed, are in accurate working condition, and are being accurately used;
          (3) to provide that no oil or gas is being permitted to leave the possession of the producer without first being accurately measured and an accurate record of production made and preserved;
          (4) to provide that no oil is being produced from a well producing both oil and gas without burning a flare or flares if the installation and use of a flare or flares is required by the terms of this chapter;
          (5) for the keeping of complete and accurate records correctly reflecting the amount of oil or gas or both produced from each oil property each calendar day and the disposition and method of disposition of all the oil and gas produced, and for the monthly filing with the governmental agency of monthly reports accurately reflecting the true facts with respect to all such matters; and
          (6) for the inspection and examination by the governmental agency, or its agents, servants, and employees, of all oil properties and the records provided for in this chapter.
     (b) The rules shall be adopted in the manner provided by law for adoption of rules of the commission.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2547, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 88.012. RULES AND ORDERS RELATING TO RECORDS AND REPORTS.
     The rules and orders of the governmental agency relating
      to records and reports shall prescribe the form in which the records and reports will be made and kept, but the records and reports shall contain the data and information provided for in this chapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2548, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 88.013. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION.
     (a) When the governmental agency adopts a rule under this chapter, the governmental agency shall publish a complete copy of the rule once each day for three consecutive days in three newspapers of general circulation in the state, to be selected by the governmental agency.
     (b) Notice of any amendment, repeal, alteration, or modification of the order may be similarly adopted and will become effective after similar notice.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2548, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.