TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 114. OIL TANKER VEHICLES

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS



§ 114.001. DEFINITIONS.
     In this chapter:
          (1) "Commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas.
          (2) "Liquid hydrocarbons" means unrefined oil or condensate, and refined oil or condensate to be blended with unrefined liquid hydrocarbons.
          (3) "Transporter" means each gatherer, storer, or other handler of liquid hydrocarbons who moves or transports those liquid hydrocarbons by truck or other motor vehicle.
          (4) "Oil tanker vehicle" means a motor vehicle licensed for highway use on a public highway or used on a public highway:
               (A) that is equipped with, carrying, pulling, or otherwise transporting an assembly, compartment, tank, or other container that is used for transporting, hauling, or delivering liquids; and
               (B) that is being used to transport liquid hydrocarbons on a public highway.
          (5) "Public highway" means a way or place of whatever nature open to the use of the public as a matter of right for the purpose of vehicular travel, even if the way or place is temporarily closed for the purpose of construction, maintenance, or repair.
          (6) "Lease" means a well producing oil, gas, or oil and gas, and any group of contiguous wells producing oil, gas, or oil and gas of any number operated as a producing unit.
          (7) "Facility" means any place used to store, process, refine, reclaim, dispose of, or treat liquid hydrocarbons.
          (8) "Cargo manifest" means one or more documents that together contain the information required by Section 114.012 of this code.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1230, ch. 263, § 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

§ 114.002. APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER.
     This chapter does not apply to:
          (1) a common carrier as defined by and regulated under Chapter 111 of the Natural Resources Code; or
          (2) the movement by a person or entity by motor vehicle of salt water, brine, sludge, drilling mud, and other liquid or semiliquid material arising out of or incidental to drilling for or producing oil or gas if:
               (A) the commission has authorized the person or entity to move or transport the material and the material being moved or transported contains less than seven percent liquid hydrocarbons by volume; or
               (B) the person or entity is not moving or transporting the material for hire and the material being moved or transported contains less than seven percent liquid hydrocarbons by volume.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1230, ch. 263, § 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.