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12 Document(s) [ Subject: Pipeline safety ]

Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: e-government | Liens | Mexico | Mineral rights | Natural gas production | Natural gas royalties | Oil production | Oil royalties | Pipeline safety | Property rights | Railroad Commission of Texas | Rainy Day Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 En27
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [44 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the impact of the expanding oil and gas exploration and production occurring across the state. Included in the study should be both the positive impacts of the exploration and production as well as the new challenges they are presenting. The study should encompass a review of the following issues: • The effect on the state budget and the Economic Stabilization Fund; • The overall impact on the state economy; • The impact on property values and local taxes; • The effect on roads; • The impact on local school districts; • The complex relationship between land owners, royalty owners, and operators; • The impact on the environment, including emissions and injection wells; • Projected water needs and how those fit with our state water plan; and • The housing issues created by the number of workers needed in areas of shale plays.
2. Study the P5 permitting process at the Railroad Commission to determine whether the process is efficient and effective and whether there are actions that can be taken to improve the process.
3. Study and review the appropriation of general revenue dollars allocated to the Railroad Commission for improvements in IT systems to ensure those funds are being utilized to streamline the permitting process and to allow access to information for all parties that conduct business at the Commission.
4. Review the application of Texas Business & Commerce Code, Section 9.343, to determine the legal rights of unperfected security interests of oil and gas producers with respect to subsequent purchasers, specifically in the context of a bankruptcy proceeding such as Arrow Oil & Gas, Inc. v. SemCrude, L.P. and subsequent cases.
5. Monitor the implementation of HB 2982 (83R) to ensure that the required rulemaking is completed efficiently and in a timely manner and SB 1747 (83R) to ensure effective implementation in keeping with legislative intent.
6. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
7. Examine the impact on Texas’s economy and businesses of the recent expansion of oil and gas production in Northern Mexico. Assess opportunities for economic growth in Texas and collaboration between Texas businesses and Mexico resulting from Mexico’s energy reform, including Mexico’s efforts to recover shale gas from the Eagle Ford Shale.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Chemical plants | Gasoline pipelines | Homeland security | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas pipelines | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Oil industry | Oil pipelines | Pipeline safety | Refineries | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 en27
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 214 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the dramatic increase in the price of natural gas during 2001 and the equally dramatic fall in those same prices since January 2001. Determine the reasons for such extreme volatility and evaluate efforts by state regulators to mitigate the impacts of such volatility on consumers.
2. Examine current interstate and intrastate pipeline statutes and regulations in effect in Texas. Consider special issues involved in conversion of older pipelines intended for transportation of crude oil to use for more volatile products.
3. Review production methods in the East Texas Oil Field and assess the degree to which they will result in maximum recovery of hydrocarbons from this unique reservoir. Evaluate the scientific basis for current production methods.
4. Gather information about the security of pipelines, refineries, oil and gas production facilities, and other facilities critical to processing hydrocarbons. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
5. Actively monitor the agencies under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: House Public Safety
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Safety, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Driver licenses | Highways - safety | Motor vehicle records | One call to dig program | Pipeline safety | Privacy | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Semi-trailer trucks | Social Security numbers | Truck inspection stations | Vehicle safety inspections |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 p96h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,199 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study all issues surrounding the use of social security numbers to obtain a driver's license. The study should consider federal law and rules as well as issues related privacy and identity theft.
2. Review the manner in which driver's license information, including arrests, convictions and other personal information, is made available for public safety and commercial purposes. The review should consider the parties who may obtain such information, the security of information, and the extent to which the system meets the needs of requesting parties.
3. Evaluate the need for county or municipal law enforcement officers to conduct motor carrier safety inspections.
4. Review the "One Call to Dig" program to determine how well it is working.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate State Affairs, Interim
Title: Interim report - Underground Facilities
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature : charge four, implementation of the Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act of 1997.
Subjects: One call to dig program | One-Call Board of Texas | Pipeline safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 st29a 4
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 5,357 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate the implementation of the Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, as enacted in HB 2295, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, including the creation and operation of the Texas Underground Facility Notification Corporation.
Committee: House Public Safety
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committe on Public Safety, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Boating | Boating safety | Concealed weapons | Driver licenses | Drug seizures | Gun laws | Guns | Harris County | Harris County Sheriff's Department | Law Enforcement, Texas Commission on | One call to dig program | One-Call Board of Texas | Pipeline safety | Private Security Bureau, Texas | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Right to Carry Act | Searches and seizures |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 p96
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 1,029 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study procedures for assets seized during arrest, including the authority and jurisdiction of the county sheriff, chief of police and the DPS; and the relationship between those offices and respective county, city and state governing entities. The study should include a review of how the proceeds of seizures and forfeitures are used.
2. Study "one-call" and "dial before you dig" legislation.
3. Study the Harris County contract deputy program.
4. Study water safety laws for revisions that may be necessary to enhance protection of the public.
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including implementation of SB 60, 74th Legislature, Regular Session and HB 713, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature : interim report from the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Low producing wells | Natural gas industry | Natural gas royalties | Oil industry | Oil production | Oil royalties | One call to dig program | Pipeline safety | Radioactive materials | Radioactive waste | Railroad Commission of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 en27
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,418 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study naturally occurring radioactive material.
2. To study division order problems between royalty owners and producers.
3. To study the feasibility of protection of underground pipeline and utilities by means of a "Statewide One Call System."
4. To study the extension and maintenance of stripper well production.
5. To study the effects of foreign ownership, directly or indirectly, of energy interests in Texas.
6. To study the effects of drilling fluids in various geological strata.
7. To study the severity of defective cement plugs in wellbores throughout the state.
8. To study the utilization of regional offices of the Railroad Commission.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Hazardous substances | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Oil drilling | Oil fields | Oil industry | Oil production | Pipeline safety | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 en27
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 1,025 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study a system for statewide proration of natural gas and assess the feasibility of such a system.
2. Study the feasibility of compulsory unitization of oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
3. Study the impact that hydrogen sulfide, "sour gas," has on the state and the individual landowner, especially in the areas of drilling, exploration and treatment.
4. Study the utilization of state owned mineral bearing lands, including Relinquishment Act lands, particularly those which have limited or no access.
5. Study the expected life of the remaining oil and gas reservoirs in Texas.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Exotic species | Livestock | Oil pipelines | Oil spills | Pipeline safety | Solid waste disposal | Wastewater management |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 en89
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 710 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential for improved sewage disposal and treatment systems and determine whether public laws encourage the most cost-effective systems for sites.
2. Study oil pipeline spills or leaks into the environment.
3. Study the problem of exotic game animals, how they may interfere with the existing ecosystem of native game, and how they may or may not be regulated.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Notices of public hearing
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN89 69
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: Senate Pipeline
Title: Interim Report - Pollution vs. The People
Library Catalog Title: Pollution vs. the people : an analysis of the performance of Texas State agencies in protecting the environment, with an explanation of proposed legislation for an active role for concerned citizens; joint report of the Interim Committees on Pipeline Stud
Subjects: Environmental protection | Oil pipelines | Oil spills | Pipeline safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 p66
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 8,182 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a thorough study and investigation of the practice of laying oil and gas pipelines along and across the islands, saltwater lakes, bays, inlets, marshes, and reefs owned by the State of Texas, and across that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of this State, and along and across the freshwater rivers, streams, and lakes of this State, and the effects of these pipelines on navigation and on the health and safety of the people of Texas. The committee shall particularly study the need for regulating these pipelines as to the marking of their locations, the establishment of corridors for laying the lines, the laying of the lines below the surface of the bed or bottom, the specifications for the pipe, and all other features which might be deemed necessary in order to protect the public health and safety and to promote safe navigation.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Pipeline
Title: Staff report on Land Office pipeline regulations
Library Catalog Title: Staff report on Land Office pipeline regulations / Texas Senate Pipeline Study Committee.
Library Call Number: L1836.61 p66L
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [62 pages  File size: 2,430 kb]
Committee: Senate Pipeline
Title: Transcript, joint hearing of Interim Committees on Pipeline Study and Beach Study, June 3, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 P66M 6/3/1970
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [98 pages  File size: 7,383 kb]

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