TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 211. HAZARDOUS LIQUID SALT DOME STORAGE FACILITIES

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS



§ 211.001. DEFINITIONS.
     In this chapter:
          (1) "Commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas.
          (2) "Hazardous liquid" means any liquid which is not defined as a solid or hazardous waste by Section 361.003, Health and Safety Code, and which is:
               (A) petroleum or any petroleum or liquid natural gas product; or
               (B) any hydrocarbon in a liquid state, other than liquified natural gas, that has been determined by the United States secretary of transportation to be a hazardous liquid.
          (3) "Salt dome storage of hazardous liquids" means the storage of a hazardous liquid in any salt formation or bedded salt formation storage facility, but does not include a facility that has been defined by the federal Department of Transportation as part of an interstate pipeline facility and that is subject to federal minimum standards adopted under the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 (49 U.S.C. Section 2001 et seq.).
          (4) "Salt dome storage facility" includes any new or existing salt formation or bedded salt formation storage cavern and any equipment, facility, or building used or intended for use in the storage of a hazardous liquid in the salt formation cavern.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 949, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

§ 211.002. POWERS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
     (a) This chapter does not reduce, limit, or impair the authority provided by law to any municipality, except as provided by Subsection (b) of this section.
     (b) A municipality or county may not adopt or enforce an ordinance or other regulation that establishes safety standards or practices applicable to hazardous liquid salt formation storage facilities that are subject to regulation by federal or state law.
     (c) "Safety standards or practices" means any regulation of an activity or facility covered by this chapter or that is incompatible with the safety standards or practices enacted or adopted by federal or state government pursuant to the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979, as amended.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 949, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.