Bills Allowing CNG, LNG, LP Registration Instead of Licensing Go to Governor

May 10, 2019

 

A move to streamline existing Railroad Commission regulations on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas occupational licenses is on its way to the governor for his signature.

District 8 Rep. Cody Harris’ HB 2127 “aims to streamline existing RRC regulations of certain compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas occupational licenses,” was passed by the Texas Senate on Friday.

It would allow manufacturers of containers for CNG and LNG to register with — rather than be licensed by — the RRC since there is “redundancy in oversight” already because of licensing by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the US Dept. of Transportation, which must be satisfied.

The RRC would still be able to verify the legitimacy of container sellers and “system vendors,” who would still be under license by the state of Texas.

A related bill, HB 2714, is already on the governor’s desk.