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Agency Name:Railroad Commission of Texas
Date of Meeting:08/18/2009
Time of Meeting:09:30 AM
Board:Railroad Commission of Texas
Street Location:1701 North Congress, Room 1-111, First Floor
City Location:Austin
State Location:TX
Status:Active
Date of Submission:08/10/2009
Additional Information Obtained From:Lindil C. Fowler, Jr., General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Railroad Commission of Texas, P. O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967, (512) 463-6715
Emergency Mtg:N
Agenda:NOTICE OF MEETING
Part 3 of 3; items 201-283

RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

Pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, the following matters will be taken up for discussion and/or decision by the Railroad Commission of Texas at the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress, Room 1-111, First Floor, Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, commencing at 9:30 a.m. The Commission may meet in Executive Session on one or more items, as authorized by Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

Webcast. Commission open meetings are webcast and may be accessed from the Commission's home page at www.rrc.state.tx.us then clicking on WEBCASTS OF RRC COMMISSION CONFERENCES, or by going directly to http://www.texasadmin.com/cgi-bin/txrail.cgi.

Auxiliary Aids or Services for Persons with a Disability. Any individual with a disability who plans to attend this meeting and who requires auxiliary aids or services should notify the Commission as far in advance as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Requests may be made to the Personnel Office of the Railroad Commission of Texas by mail at P. O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711-2967; by telephone at (512) 463-6981 or TDD No. (512) 463-7284; by e-mail at ADA@rrc.state.tx.us; or in person at 1701 North Congress Avenue, Suite 9-100, Austin, Texas.

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL-HEARINGS SECTION

OIL AND GAS PROTESTED

AGREED ENFORCEMENT ORDERS (47 items; numbers 201-247)

201. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004829: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 401 North 2nd (Mable), Princeton, Collin County, Texas.

202. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004830: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at Gray Street (Dillard Street), Caldwell/Gray Street, Burleson County, Texas.

203. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004831: Sharp Community Energy, Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 4712 Malaquita Branch (Malaquita Branch & Spanish Oaks Club Blvd.), Bee Cave/Spanish Oaks, Travis County, Texas.

204. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004831: Sharp Community Energy, Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 4712 Malaquita Branch (Malaquita Branch & Spanish Oaks Club Blvd.), Bee Cave/Spanish Oaks, Travis County, Texas.

205. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004832: E.T.C. Plumbing Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(b), at 4712 Malaquita Branch (Malaquita Branch & Spanish Oaks Club Blvd.), Bee Cave/Spanish Oaks, Travis County, Texas.

206. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004833: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 2931 Randy, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas.

207. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004834: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 1705 7th Street (Brook), Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.

208. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004835: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 1417 Milner Road (Grauwyler Road), Irving, Dallas County, Texas.

209. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004837: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 20711 Squaw Valley Trail, Crosby, Harris County, Texas.

210. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004838: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 4102 Buckholt Street, Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas.

211. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004839: Hartcraft Industries, LP enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(b) and 18.11(b), at 4102 Buckholt Street, Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas.

212. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004840: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 3800 Rawlins (Oak Lawn Avenue), Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

213. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004841: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 800 Missouri Avenue (Leuda), Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

214. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004842: Texas Gas Service Company enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at South Oak (SW 11th Street - East Side of Road), Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas.

215. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004843: S.H. U.C., Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(b) and 18.11(b), at South Oak (SW 11th Street - East Side of Road), Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas.

216. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004844: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 100 East McLeroy, Saginaw, Tarrant County, Texas.

217. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004845: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 23219 West Hardy (Lemm Road), Houston, Harris County, Texas.

218. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004846: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 626 West Nelda (Verlee Ct.), Houston, Harris County, Texas.

219. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004847: DCP Midstream, LP enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at CR 28A - US Hwy 87, Big Spring Texas MH-2-2-1, Howard County, Texas.

220. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004848: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 2804 Salinas (Alamo Street), Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

221. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004852: K. Hovanian Homes enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 1337 Cog Hill Drive, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

222. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004853: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(b), at Wirt Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

223. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004854: I S I Construction enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(b) and 18.11(b), at Wirt Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

224. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004856: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(a), at Conway (Conway & Green Street), Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.

225. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004857: City of Palestine enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a) and 18.11(b), at Conway (Conway & Green Street), Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.

226. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004859: Texas Gas Service Company enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.8(b) and 18.11(a), at 100 Block of Hwy 80 (Spur 57) (FM Road 1219), Wickett, Ward County, Texas.

227. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004861: Shasta's Services, Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(b) and 18.11(b), at 100 Block of Hwy 80 (Spur 57) (FM Road 1219), Wickett, Ward County, Texas.

228. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004862: Allied Foundation Specialist, Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a) and 18.11(b), at 11831 Roandale (Denoron), Houston, Harris County, Texas.

229. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004864: Najera's Fencing Company enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a) and 18.11(b), at 17914 Western Pass (Lone Meadow Ct. near Barker Cypress Road), Houston, Harris County, Texas.

230. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004866: Joe Bland Construction enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a) and 18.11(b), at Wood Hollow Lane (Sun City Blvd.), Georgetown/Sun City 40, Williamson County, Texas.

231. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004867: Uticon, LTD enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a) and 18.11(b), at 105 Wisteria Street (Glenforest Drive), Lake Jackson, Brazoria County, Texas.

232. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004868: Texas Gas Service Company enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(a), 2928 Manor Road (Banton Road), Austin, Texas.

233. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004869: Railroad Controls Limited enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 2928 Manor Road (Banton Road), Austin, Travis County, Texas.

234. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004870: Big Spring Cat Construction enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at I-20 & FM 821, Big Spring/South East of Big Springs, Howard County, Texas.

235. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004872: P & N Property Development enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 4219 North Webber Drive, Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas.

236. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004881: Buckner Blvd. Plumbing Co., Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.4(b), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 503 Stonebridge, Rockwall, Rockwall County, Texas.

237. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004883: Watts Pool Co. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 14006 Hampton Cove Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

238. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004885: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(a), at 2335 West Shady Grove (South Story Road), Irving, Dallas County, Texas.

239. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004886: T J Construction enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 203 North Georgia (East Duval Street), Troup, Smith County, Texas.

240. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004888: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.8(a) and 18.11(a), at 2102 Northgate (Foxcroft), Irving, Dallas County, Texas.

241. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004890: Oil Field Services enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(e), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at FM 337 and Dye Lane, Graford, Palo Pinto County, Texas.

242. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004891: City of Plano enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 2504 Creekcove, Plano, Collin County, Texas.

243. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004892: Laughlin-Thyssen enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(e) and 18.11(b), at 1503-A South 2nd Street (West Mary St.), Austin, Travis County, Texas.

244. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004894: Eurocraft Construction enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 11430 Calico Lane (Piney Point Road), Piney Point Village, Harris County, Texas.

245. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004895: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(b), at 7415 Scott Avenue (FM 1128), Manvel, Brazoria County, Texas.

246. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004896: Integrity Foundation Repair enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 854 San Jacinto (Bowie Lane), Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas.

247. Damage Prevention Docket No. 004898: Rock Underground enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(b) and 18.11(b), at 3805 Valley View Lane (Raintree), Flower Mound, Denton County, Texas.

OIL AND GAS UNPROTESTED

CONSENT AGENDA (26 items; numbers 248-273)

248. O&G 04-0262319: EOG Resources, Inc. to amend the consolidated interval for the Nueces Bay Deep Consolidated (66297100) Field, San Patricio County, Texas.

249. O&G 01-0262311: GGG Oil Company, Ltd. to amend the permanent field rules for the Herradura (1st Yegua) (40744501) Field, La Salle County, Texas.

250. O&G 06-0262138: Sandridge Expl. and Prod., LLC to consider a net gas-oil ratio for Gladney (13804) Lease, Well No. 4, Lake Cherokee, S. (Travis Peak) (51406380) Field, Rusk County, Texas.

251. O&G 08-0261715: Chesapeake Operating, Inc. to consider a new field designation for the DF Ranch 63-3 Lease, Well No. 1, and to adopt temporary field rules for the proposed McKittrick Field, Culberson County, Texas.

252. O&G 08-0262388: Chesapeake Operating, Inc. to consider permanent gas field rules for the Bush (Permian) Field, Reeves County, Texas.

253. O&G 10-0262075: Unit Petroleum Company to consider an exception to Statewide Rule 11(b)(1)(A) related to requirements for directional surveys, for the following wells in Roberts and Hemphill Counties, Texas: J.t. Brown Et al. "B" Well No. 12, Hemphill (Granite Wash) Field, Hemphill County; Vollmert "C" Well No. 5, Mendota, N. (Morrow, Upper) Field, Hemphill County; Chambers "A" Well No. 1, Mendota, N. (Morrow, Upper) Field, Roberts County; Waterfield "C" Well No. 7, Mendota, NW. (Granite Wash, SW.) Field, Roberts County; Waterfield "A" Well No. 3, Mendota, NW. (Granite Wash, SW.) Field, Roberts County; J.B. Waterfield Well No. 3, Mendota, NW. (Granite Wash, SW.) Field, Roberts County; Waterfield Well No. 6, Mendota, NW. (Granite Wash, SW.) Field, Roberts County; Waterfield "B" Well No. 5, Mendota, NW. (Granite Wash, SW.) Field, Roberts County; Warren Well No. 2, Parsell (Morrow, Upper) Field, Roberts County.

254. O&G 08-0261536: Range Production Company to consider a net gas-oil ratio and maximum efficient rate for Powell "11a" (36504) Lease, Cobra (Wolfcamp) (19235700) Field, Glasscock County, Texas.

255. O&G 08-0261537: Range Production Company to consider a net gas-oil ratio for Powell "11f" (36867) Lease, Cobra (Wolfcamp) (19235700) Field, Glasscock County, Texas.

256. O&G 7C-0262268: Strand Energy, L.C. to consider consolidation of the Lucky Mag (3200 Sand), Lucky Mag (Clearfork), Lucky Mag (Clear Fork, Lower), Lucky Mag (Divide Sand) and Lucky Mag (Wolfcamp) Fields into a single field to be known as the Lucky Mag (Consolidated) Field, and to adopt field rules for the consolidated field, Irion County, Texas.

257. O&G 05-0262194: Burlington Resources O & G Co LP to amend the field rules, ICI (Georgetown) Field, Robertson and Brazos Counties, Texas.

258. O&G 06-0262136: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation to consider permanent field rules for the Angie (Pettet) (02870400) Field, San Augustine and Shelby Counties, Texas.

259. O&G 06-0262137: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation to consider permanent field rules for the Angie (Pettet, Gas) (02870405) Field, Shelby County, Texas.

260. O&G 04 0260300: Tristar Oil & Gas enforcement action regarding Wiederkehr, D. C. (103356) Lease, Well No. 1, East 76 (Wilcox) (27310500) Field, Duval County, Texas. Violation of Statewide Rule 73(i) and Tex. Nat. Res. Code Sec. 91.143.

261. O&G 02-0255243: Enduring Resources, LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Edwards Limestone Formation Pawnee (Edwards) (69845200) Field, Bee and Karnes Counties, Texas.

262. O&G 02-0262254: Union Gas Operating Company for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation Mission Valley (10,220) (62150600) Field, Mission Valley, W.(Wilcox 10600) (62157830) Field, Victoria County, Texas.

263. O&G 04-0262072: U.S. Enercorp, Ltd. For the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wilcox Formation Falcon Lake, E. (30084100) Field, Zapata County, Texas.

264. O&G 06-0261803: Southwestern Energy Prod. Co. For the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the James Lime Formation Angie (James Lime) (02870300) Field, Martinsville, SE. (James) (57821270) Field, San Augustine, Shelby and Nacogdoches Counties, Texas.

265. O&G 06-0261804: Southwestern Energy Prod. Co. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the James Lime Formation Loco Bayou (James Lime) (54348235) Field, Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties, Texas.

266. O&G 06-0262505: Sonerra Resources Corporation for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Travis Peak Formation Oakridge (Travis Peak) (66500500) Field, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

267. O&G 08-0262506: COG Operating LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Penn Formation Block 72 (Penn.) (09563500) Field, Reeves County, Texas.

268. O&G 02-0262509: CB Energy, LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Middle Wilcox Formation Cottonwood Creek, E. (Middle Wx.) (21045350) Field, De Witt and Goliad Counties Texas.

269. O&G 08-0262256: Soma Operating Company, LLC to establish an entity for density for the Rackley, C. B. (14878) Lease, Howard Glasscock (42971001) Field, Mitchell County, Texas.

270. O&G 08-0261682: Railroad Commission District 08 Commission called review of the temporary field rules for the Two Georges (Bone Spring) (92100050) Field, Loving County, Texas.

271. O&G 8A-0262344: Kinder Morgan Production Co LLC for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Sacroc Unit (03137) Lease, Kelly-Snyder (48583001) Field, Scurry County, Texas.

272. O&G 8A-0262054: Kinder Morgan Production Co LLC for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR Project for the Sacroc Unit (03137) Lease, Kelly-Snyder (48583001) Field, Scurry County, Texas.

273. The claim by Dennis Keith Penny with Sanden Oil & Das Company against the proceeds from the sale of salvage recovered during State-funded plugging operations on the following wells operated by Sanden Oil & Gas Company:
Floyd Billings, et al. Lease (05966), Well # 1, Lopez Field, Webb County, Texas State-funded Plug Code # 04-16486;
Laredo National Bank TSE, et al. Lease (01627), Wells # 1, 2, 3 & 4, Lopez Field, Webb County, Texas State-funded Plug Code # 04-16487; and
LNB-Hunter Lease (01629), Wells # 1, 2, 3 & 5, Lopez Field, Webb County, Texas State-funded Plug Code # 04-16488.

MASTER DEFAULT ORDERS (2 items; numbers 274-275)

274. O&G 03-0260381: Defriend, E. M. and Charlotte Ann enforcement action regarding (210115) Operator, Allenson (075140) Lease, Well No. 6, Louise, North (Swanson 2900) (55122391) Field, Allenson (112102) Lease, Well No. 9, Louise, North (Allenson a 4040) (55122021) Field, Defriend (153160) Lease, Well No. 1, Rainoshek (Anomalina Sand) (74264400) Field, Wharton County, Texas. Violation of Statewide Rules 14(b)(2) and 3(1), (2), and (3).

275. O&G 09-0261968: TPR - Texas Petroleum Res. Inc enforcement action regarding (863702) Operator, Abercrombie-edge a (30949) Lease, Well Nos. 1 and 2 Abercrombie-edge Bb (30956) Lease, Well Nos. 1 and 2, Archer County Regular (03446001) Field, Archer County, Texas. Violation of Statewide Rule 8(d)(4)(I)(i).

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL-RULES

ADOPTION

276. Amendment of 16 TAC 15.125, relating to consumer rebate application procedures.

OTHER

277. Preliminary list of rulemakings necessary to implement legislation enacted by the Texas Legislature, 81st Session (2009).

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

278. Implementation of legislation concerning CO2 that affects the Railroad Commission, including rulemaking.

279. Issues related to the Sunset Commission review of the Railroad Commission.

ADMINISTRATION DIVISION

280. Railroad Commission Fiscal Year 2010 operating budget.

AFRED

281. Appointments to the Propane Alternative Fuels Advisory Committee.

OIL AND GAS DIVISION

282. Authority to award a cleanup contract for Cactus Pipe and Supply Co., Inc. (122185), Cactus Pipe and Supply Pipe Yard Facility, Harris County, Texas; Requisition Number 455-9-0654, CU No. 03-54012; estimated value $839,055 (Fiscal Year 2010).

PUBLIC INPUT

283. 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.
TRD ID:2009006022
Datestamp:08/10/2009 02:48 PM
Archive Date:08/20/2009

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