PBPA Critical Infrastructure Center

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PBPA's Critical Infrastructure Center

After Winter Storm Uri, the Texas Legislature adopted several pieces of legislation aimed at defining critical assets and ensuring power continues to flow to critical oil and gas facilities.

On November 30, 2021, the RRC formally adopted Rule 3.65 and the amended 3.107 relating to the critical designation and exemption of critical infrastructure. The rule is effective on December 20, 2021, and the deadline to submit the Form CI-D and Form CI-X as well as their attachments are due January 15, 2021.

The Adopted Order by the RRC may be viewed here.

Adoption of new 16 Texas Administrative Code §3.65, relating to Critical Designation of Natural Gas Infrastructure, and amendments to §3.107, relating to Penalty Guidelines for Oil and Gas Violations. Adoption of corresponding Forms CI-D and CI-X.

In addition, the RRC shared a letter they have sent to the PUC regarding proposed tiers of natural gas critical customers for load shed purposes.

The RRC is also now hosting online "Critical Infrastructure Training" which includes:

Video Training

AND Upcoming Workshops, Conferences, and Webinars

RRC Hosts New Critical Designation of Natural Gas Infrastructure Rule Requirements Trainings for Operators & Local Distribution Companies