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RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

- Open Conference -

Friday, May 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. CT

Room 1-111, William B. Travis Bldg
1701 N. Congress Ave
Austin, TX


Awd. SERVICE AWARDS

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1.

HEARINGS DIVISION

SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION

1. Docket No. C12-0004-SC-34-F: Application by Luminant Mining Company, L.L.C. for release of bond: 53.6 acres (Phases I, II, and III) of reclamation obligations for various acreages within Permit No. 34E, Titus and Franklin Counties, Texas.

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2. Docket No. C8-0026-SC-46-C: Luminant Mining Company, L.L.C. application for renewal/revision of Permit No. 46B for the Oak Hill Mine, Rusk County, Texas.

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3. OIL AND GAS

3. O&G 01-0275326: Application of JM Oilfield Services, Inc. for a commercial permit pursuant to 16 TAC 3.9 to dispose of oil and gas waste by injection into a porous formation not productive of oil or gas for the Rinehart SWD Lease, Well No. 1, Peach Creek (Austin Chalk) Field, Gonzales County, Texas.

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4. O&G 01-0277585: Application of MJA Resources, L.L.C. for a commercial permit to dispose of oil and gas waste by injection into a porous formation not productive of oil or gas, Baggs Lease, Well No. 1SW, Stockdale NE (Edwards) Field, Wilson County, Texas.

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5. O&G 06-0276507: Commission called hearing to consider the complaint of Devon Energy Production Company, L.P. regarding Permit No. 16157 issued to Trinity Services, L.L.C. for the Riley (14193) Lease, Well No. 1SW, Waskom (Riley 6225) Field, Harrison County, Texas.

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6. O&G 7B-0269817: Enforcement action against the Coryell-Ouachita Group, Inc. (Operator No. 851492) for violations of Statewide Rules on the Barnhill Lease, Well No. 1, (Drilling Permit No. 677659), Wildcat Field, Coryell County, Texas; Violation of 16 TAC 3.8(d)(4)(g)(i)(I), 3.14(b)(2) and 3.16(b).

Item passed


7. O&G 20-0281119: In Re: P-5 Organization Report of Forbes, John Operating (Operator No. 275608).

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8. O&G 20-0281121: In Re: P-5 Organization Report of G & F Oil, Inc. (Operator No. 292000).

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9. O&G 20-0281126: In Re: P-5 Organization Report of J & J Services Company (Operator No. 427662).

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10. O&G 20-0281130: In Re: P-5 Organization Report of Ken-Tex Crude Producers, Inc. (Operator No. 455355).

Item passed


11. O&G 20-0281138: In Re: P-5 Organization Report of Quantum Investments (Operator No. 684533).

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12. O&G 20-0281147: In Re: P-5 Organization Report of Roco Petroleum, Incorporated (Operator No. 723552).

Item passed


13. O&G 20-0281148: In Re: P-5 Organization Report of Roland Oil Company (Operator No. 726696).

Item passed


CMA. OIL AND GAS (continued)

Oil and Gas Consent Agenda (6 items; numbers 14 - 19)

Master Default Orders (5 items; numbers 20 - 24)

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

Agree Enforcement Orders (151 items; numbers 25 - 175)

See complete Consent Agenda, Master Default Orders, and Agreed Enforcement Orders items at the following link (see links for 5/24/13)




http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/meetings/conferences/index.php

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176.

RULES

ADOPTION

176. Amendments to 16 TAC 3.13, relating to Casing, Cementing, Drilling, and Completion Requirements, 3.99, relating to Cathodic Protection Wells, and 3.100, relating to Seismic Holes and Core Holes; O&G Docket No. 20-0277738.

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177.

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

177. Issues regarding operations in the Barnett, Eagle Ford, and other shale trends.

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178. Issues related to the management and operation of the agency.

Items #178, 179, 180 taken up together


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179. Update regarding the Sunset Advisory Commission review of the Railroad Commission.

Items #178, 179, 180 taken up together


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180. GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA AFFAIRS

180. Railroad Commission legislative proposals and any other pending legislation affecting the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Items #178, 179, 180 taken up together


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181. OIL AND GAS DIVISION

181. Approval of an extended service contract for plugging wells with state funds: Requisition Number 455-13-0738, for 11 wells in Liberty County, District 03; estimated value $330,890.00.

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182. Approval of an extended service contract for plugging wells with state funds: Requisition Number 455-13-0726, for 6 wells in Houston County, District 03; estimated value $302,997.50.

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183. Approval of an extended service contract for plugging wells with state funds: Requisition Number 455-13-0719, for 4 wells in Jim Hogg and Webb Counties, District 04; estimated value $511,975.00.

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184. Approval of an extended service contract for plugging wells with state funds: Requisition Number 455-13-0773, for 10 wells in Goliad County, District 02; estimated value $341,060.00.

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185. COMMISSIONERS

Chairman Smitherman

185. Pending and/or contemplated litigation, rulemakings, and other actions initiated by or involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Department of Transportation, and other federal agencies that may impact the State of Texas, including, but not limited to, the energy, pipeline, and natural resource industries.

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186.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

186. The Commission may enter in to closed Executive Session for discussion and consideration of items posted on this agenda notice which involve: (a) pending or contemplated litigation matters or settlement offers requiring consultation with or advice from the Commission's attorney, pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071(1); (b) a matter in which the duty of the Commission's attorney to the Commission under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071(2); (c) a negotiated contract for a prospective gift or donation to the State or to the Commission, pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.073; (d) personnel matters, including the appointment, employment, or dismissal of a public officer or employee, pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.074; or (e) security matters related to the deployment of, or specific occasions for the implementation of, security personnel or devices, pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.076. The Commission will reconvene following Executive Session for discussion of matters considered in closed session and to take any final actions or vote on such matters in accordance with Texas Government Code 551.102.

Commission did not meet in Executive Session


187.

PUBLIC INPUT

187. The Commission will provide an opportunity for general public input on any matter under the jurisdiction of the Commission, in accordance with the policy adopted on September 7, 2005.

No Public Comments




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