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Agency Name:Railroad Commission of Texas
Date of Meeting:03/23/2010
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:03/15/2010
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 2 of 2; items 101-159

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, March 23, 2010, 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 12-110, Austin, Texas.

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL-HEARINGS SECTION

OIL AND GAS PROTESTED

AGREED ENFORCEMENT ORDERS (33 of 125 items; numbers 101-133)

101. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008153: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 14 East 37th Street (North Chadbourne Street), San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.

102. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008154: Centex Foundation Repair Austin LLC enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a) and 18.11(b), at 401 El Secreto Street (Casa Loma Street), Buda, Hays County, Texas.

103. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008156: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 2400 Block McHaney, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.

104. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008159: Southland Fence & Supply Co. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(b), at 11822 Chateau Trail, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

105. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008160: RTM Construction enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(e), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at Perrin Beitle (High Line), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

106. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008162: ACM Contractors enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.10(b), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 1108 Joe Annie Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

107. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008166: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(a), at 504 Tidmore Street (Smith Street), Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas.

108. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008168: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at Champions Blvd (Post Road), San Marcos, Hays County, Texas.

109. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008169: Bartlett Cocke General Contractors enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 1401 Cedar Street (Chambers), Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas.

110. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008170: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 927 Arp Drive (Cross Street), Troup, Cherokee County, Texas.

111. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008172: VK Knowlton Construction & Util enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.3(a) and 18.11(b), at 22535 Viajes (Reposo), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

112. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008173: Texarkana Water Utilities enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(b) and 18.11(b), at 119 Short Capp, Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.

113. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008174: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 119 Short Capp, Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.

114. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008175: Texas Gas Service Company enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(a), at 10150 State Hwy 48 (Chemical Road), Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas.

115. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008177: F & W Electrical Contractors, Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.4(b), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at Loop 539 (Main Street), Cibolo, Guadalupe County, Texas.

116. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008178: Buz Henry Construction enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.4(b), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 308 Emerald Ridge Drive (Azure Shores Street), Austin, Travis County, Texas.

117. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008179: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at Sam Houston Blvd. (Milsap Street), Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas.

118. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008182: Pulliam Pools enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(a) and 18.11(b), at 2102 Tembrook Cove (Paralee Drive), Katy, Fort Bend County, Texas.

119. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008184: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 2544 Meadow Land (Morning Mist), Tyler, Smith County, Texas.

120. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008185: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 2202 Wood Street, Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.

121. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008186: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 308 Bailey Street (East Titus Street), Mexia/Alley behind, Limestone County, Texas.

122. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008188: 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 100 West Third (Concho), Coleman, Coleman County, Texas.

123. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008189: CenterPoint Energy Entex enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.11(a), at 906 Baylor (Tulane), Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

124. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008190: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 617 South Kerr Street (Grady), Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas.

125. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008191: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 104 West Ross Street (Ardis Street), Sulphur Springs/City of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas.

126. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008192: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 108 Houston Street (Young Street), Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

127. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008194: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 1608 Jones (Gee), Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.

128. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008196: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 128 Memory Lane (US 287), Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.

129. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008197: City of Bonham enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.11(b) and 18.11(b), at 402 West 10th (Maple), Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.

130. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008198: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rule 16 TAC 18.8(a), at 402 West 10th (Maple), Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.

131. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008200: Rinks Lease Services enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.4(b), 18.11(b), and 18.11(b), at 100 Block 1490 (Hwy 114), Levelland, Hockley County, Texas.

132. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008205: 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 509 North Hall, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas.

133. Damage Prevention Docket No. 008206: La Utilities, Inc. enforcement action for violation of Underground Pipeline Damage Rules 16 TAC 18.10(b) and 18.11(b), at St. Cloud (Bandera), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

OIL AND GAS UNPROTESTED

CONSENT AGENDA (14 items; numbers 134-147)

134. O&G 02-0263274: Sue-Ann Operating, L.C. to consider a net gas-oil ratio for its Keeran Estate Lease (09296), Well No. 11, and Keeran Lease (09297), Well No. 14, Koontz (Russell) Field, Victoria County, Texas.

135. O&G 03-0264369: Sandalwood Exploration, L.P. to consider an MER for the Raccoon Bend Uwx Ou/2 Lease, Well No. 1, Raccoon Bend (Uwx Cons. Fba) (74106845) Field, Austin County, Texas.

136. O&G 05-0264488: Rippy Oil Company to Consider a New Field Designation and Temporary Field Rules for the Simms Lease, Well No. 3h, Leon County, Texas.

137. O&G 08-0249244: Railroad Commission District 08 Commission Called Review of the Temporary Field Rules for the Keystone (Ellenburger) (49129330) Field, Winkler County, Texas.

138. O&G 8A-0264490: Noble Energy Inc to Amend Permanent Field Rules for the Newsom (Yates) (65370800) Field, Gaines County, Texas.

139. O&G 04-0264816: Newfield Exploration Co. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Frio Formation of May South (K-57) Field, Kenedy County, Texas.

140. O&G 03-0264817: Hilcorp Energy Company for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Frio Formation of Old Ocean (F-25) Field, Brazoria County, Texas.

141. O&G 04-0264674: Suemaur Expl. & Prod., LLC for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Frio Formation of La Sal Vieja (Deep) Field, Willacy County, Texas.

142. O&G 05-0264659: Valence Operating Company for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Pettit and Travis Peak Formations of Farrar, SE (Pettit) and Farrar (Travis Peak) Fields, Freestone and Limestone Counties, Texas.

143. O&G 06-0264566: Southwestern Energy Production Co. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the James Lime Formation of Angie (James Lime) Field, Nacogdoches and San Augustine Counties, Texas.

144. O&G 03-0264564: Hilcorp Energy Company for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Frio Formation of Old Ocean, S. (Hellmuth 12,500) Field, Brazoria County, Texas.

145. O&G 7C-0263053: Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd. for the recommendation of a tight gas formation for the Wolfcamp Formation of Geaslin (Wolfcamp) Field, Terrell County, Texas.

146. O&G 08-0264468: Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd. for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the Abell Devonian Unit (#20813) Lease, Abell (Devonian) (#00292 203) Field, Crane County, Texas.

147. O&G 8A-0264755: Juno Operating Company, LLC for authority pursuant to Statewide Rule 50 to approve or certify an EOR project for the AOCO -Hoople (Clearfork) Unit (#68095) Lease, Hoople (Clear Fork) (#42499 500) Field, Crosby County, Texas.

MASTER DEFAULT ORDERS (4 items; numbers 148-151)

148. O&G 7B-0260785: Lucky Oil & Gas enforcement action regarding Harris, W.A. (086257) Lease, Well No. 1, DeLeon, N. (Strawn (23680500) Field, Comanche County, Texas. Violation of Statewide Rules 14(b)(2) and (3); 3(2); 8(d)(1); 17(b).

149. O&G 7B-0260891: Lucky Oil & Gas enforcement action regarding Harris, W.A. (086624) Lease, Well No. 2, Harris, W. A. (089779) Lease, Well No. 3, DeLeon, N. (Strawn) (23680500) Field, Caldwell Estate (20372) Lease, Well No. 1, Sandy Ridge (80708500) Field, Comanche County, Texas. Violation of Statewide Rules 14(b)(2) and (3); 13(b)(1); 3(2); 8(d)(1); 46(j).

150. O&G 7B-0261741: Lucky Oil & Gas enforcement action regarding Pack, H. N. (140313) Lease, Well No. 2, Desdemona (24389001) Field, Erath County, Texas. Violation of Statewide Rules: 14(b)(2): ,3(2).

151. O&G 7B-0261743: Lucky Oil & Gas enforcement action regarding Gillock Heirs (115484) Lease, Well No. 1, Gillock Heirs (Strawn) (34929990) Field, Comanche County, Texas. Violation of Statewide Rules: 14(b)(2): ,13(b)(1)(B).

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL-RULES

PROPOSAL

152. Amendment of 16 Tex. Admin. Code 3.30, relating to Memorandum of Understanding between the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); O&G Docket No. 20-0264933.

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

153. Changes to agency budget structure elements.

154. Issues regarding emissions from oil and gas operations in the Barnett Shale gas trend.

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

COMMISSIONERS

Chairman Carrillo

156. Railroad Commission resolution recognizing April as National Safe Digging Month in Texas regarding the 811 Call-Before-You-Dig pipeline safety initiative.

Commissioner Jones

157. Request to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a no-cost amendment adding qualified natural gas equipment to Texas Emissions Reduction Program Contract No. 582-10-86279.

Commissioner Williams

158. GUD No. 9948: Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Div., steel service line replacement program.

PUBLIC INPUT

159. 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:2010002011
Datestamp:03/15/2010 02:27 PM
Archive Date:03/25/2010

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