TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 116. COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS

SUBCHAPTER B. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS



§ 116.011. ADMINISTRATION.
     The commission shall administer and enforce this chapter and rules and standards adopted under this chapter relating to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 487, ch. 99, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 227, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

§ 116.012. RULES AND STANDARDS.
     To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public, the commission shall adopt necessary rules and standards relating to the work of compression and liquefaction, storage, sale or dispensing, transfer or transportation, use or consumption, and disposal of compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 487, ch. 99, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 227, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

§ 116.013. NATIONAL CODES.
     The commission may adopt by reference in its rules all or part of the published codes of nationally recognized societies as standards to be met in the design, construction, fabrication, assembly, installation, use, and maintenance of CNG or LNG components and equipment.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 487, ch. 99, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 227, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

§ 116.014. FEES.
     (a) Fees collected by the commission under Section 116.034 of this code for training, examinations, and seminars must be deposited in a special fund in the state treasury designated as the CNG and LNG examination fund. The commission shall use money in this fund to pay the cost of training, examinations, and seminars sponsored or administered by the commission.
     (b) Except as provided by Subsection (a) of this section, money collected by the commission as fees under this chapter shall be deposited in the general revenue fund.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 487, ch. 99, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 227, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

§ 116.015. ENTRY ON PROPERTY;
     INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION. (a) An employee, agent, or inspector of the commission may enter the premises of a licensee under this chapter or any building or other premises open to the public or inspect any CNG or LNG system or motor vehicle equipped with CNG or LNG equipment at any reasonable time for the purpose of determining and verifying compliance with this chapter and rules of the commission adopted under this chapter.
     (b) Any authorized representative of the LPG division may enter any building or premises where an accident has occurred in which CNG or LNG was a probable cause for purposes of investigating the cause, origin, and circumstances of such accident. The LPG division may request that any state or local authority having jurisdiction take appropriate action as may be necessary for preservation of property and premises.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 487, ch. 99, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 227, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

§ 116.016. LIMITATIONS ON RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.
     (a) The commission may not adopt rules restricting advertising or competitive bidding by a licensee or registrant except to prohibit false, misleading, or deceptive practices.
     (b) In its rules to prohibit false, misleading, or deceptive practices, the commission may not include a rule that:
          (1) restricts the use of any medium for advertising;
          (2) restricts the use of a licensee or registrant's personal appearance or voice in an advertisement;
          (3) relates to the size or duration of an advertisement by the licensee or registrant; or
          (4) restricts the licensee or registrant's advertisement under a trade name.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1233, § 54, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.