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KP-0086
Ken Paxton

Liquefied petroleum gas industry - existing local ordinances, orders, or rules are preempted and superseded by Natural Resources Code section 113.054, without regard to their level of restriction or date of enactment, and without regard to whether the Texas Railroad Commission has adopted rules or standards governing a particular aspect or phase of, absent the Commission's permission as otherwise provided by section 113.065|Liquefied petroleum gas industry - Local provisions relating to any aspect or phase of, A political subdivision may petition the Texas Railroad Commission under Natural Resources Code section 113.054 for permission to promulgate, only when such local provisions would be more restrictive than the rules or standards adopted by the Commission.

KP-0205
Ken Paxton

Single commission member lacks authority to terminate or hire executive director without deliberation and decision from entire commission at properly called meeting|Constructive discharge|Termination|Whether note passed from one commission member to another violates the Open Meetings Act is a fact question that cannot be answered in an attorney general opinion

GA-0294
Greg Abbott

Oil Field Cleanup Fund can be used to remediate commercial disposal sites to the extent a site is contaminated with oil and gas wastes, or other substances or materials within the jurisdiction of the Texas Railroad Commission|Oil Field Cleanup Fund, Commission authorized to use to plug abandoned wells, remediate oil or gas well sites and in certain circumstances to remediate commercial disposal sites|Oil Filed Cleanup Fund used to control or cleanup oil and gas wastes, other substances or materials that are causing or are likely to cause pollution of surface or subsurface water

DM-0360
Dan Morales

Filing fees payable by Railroad Commission when filing notice for well-plugging|Notice for well-plugging, filing fees payable by Railroad Commission when filing|Notice for well-plugging, filing fees payable by Commission when filing

JC-0164
John Cornyn

Inactive pit with edge located within 200 feet of public roadway constitutes an "unacceptable unsafe location" and is subject to statutory safety-barrier requirements if a pit is located on site with a "plant"|Ambiguous statute, Court will accept a commission's construction of if regulation reasonably construes the statute and does not contradict the statute's plain language|Pit, Commission may define "unacceptable unsafe location" to include inactive pit with edge located beyond 200 feet from public roadway intersection|Unacceptable unsafe location|Inactive pit|Plant

JC-0408
John Cornyn

Fuels, including natural gas, used to generate electricity in deregulated industry, Railroad Commission not charged with initiating program to keep costs low|Fuels, including natural gas, used to generate electricity in deregulated industry, Commission not charged with initiating program to keep costs low

JC-0418
John Cornyn

Recusal, rule requiring written explanation of recusal exceeds Commission's authority|Standards of conduct, rule prescribing standards of conduct exceeds Commission's authority|Standards of conduct, rule prescribing standards of conduct exceeds Railroad Commission's authority|Recusal, rule requiring written explanation of recusal exceeds Railroad Commission's authority

JC-0475
John Cornyn

Activities in measuring land are not "surveying" within enabling act, no authority to regulate persons whose|Plats of oil well locations filed pursuant to commission rule need not be prepared by registered professional surveyor|Surveying|Plat