TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 91. PROVISIONS GENERALLY APPLICABLE

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS



§ 91.001. DEFINITIONS.
     In this chapter:
          (1) "Commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas.
          (2) "Gas" means natural gas.
          (3) "Oil" means crude oil and crude petroleum oil.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2560, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 91.002. CRIMINAL PENALTY.
     (a) A person who wilfully or with criminal negligence violates Section 91.101 of this code or a rule, order, or permit of the commission issued under that section commits an offense.
     (b) An offense under Subsection (a) of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 a day for each day a violation is committed.
     (c) Venue for prosecution of an alleged violation of this section is in a court of competent jurisdiction in the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5262, ch. 967, § 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Renumbered from § 91.351 by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 167, § 5.01(a)(32), eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

§ 91.003. ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY.
     (a) In addition to other authority specifically granted to the commission under this chapter, the commission may enforce this chapter or any rule, order, or permit of the commission adopted under this chapter in the manner and subject to the conditions provided in Chapters 81 and 85 of this code, including the authority to seek and obtain civil penalties and injunctive relief as provided by those chapters.
     (b) If the enforcement authority in Section 81.054, Natural Resources Code, is used to institute a civil action alleging a violation of an NPDES permit issued under this chapter, the attorney general may not oppose intervention by a person who has standing to intervene as provided by Rule 60, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5262, ch. 967, § 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Renumbered from § 91.352 by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 167, § 5.01(a)(32), eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 310, § 6, eff. Aug. 28, 1995.