The following items were to be taken up for discussion and/or decision by the Railroad Commission of Texas on the 19 June, 2018.
Items 50 through 180 of this agenda constitute underground pipeline damage prevention second of the Texas administrative code (Title 16, Part 1, Chapter 18). It contains a total of 44 violations in the Houston area (items 53, 57, 63, 68, 70-71, 124, 126-127, 130, 133-135, 140-143, 145, 147-148, 153-154, 157, 161-162, 164-165, 168, 170, 174) which breach the following rules:
- 18.3 – Excavator Notice to Notification Center.
- 18.4 – Excavator Obligation to Avoid Damage to Underground Pipelines.
- 18.8 – Operator Marking Requirements.
- 18.11 – Reporting Requirements.
An additional item concerning the Houston area is as follows in item 12 of the Oil and Gas Hearing Division:
- Enforcement action against Rap Operating, L.L.C. (Operator No. 693654) for violations of a Statewide Rule on the Goolsbee (Gas ID No. 250050) Lease, Well No. 2, Hamman, East (11,150) Field, Matagorda County, Texas; Talafuse Gas Unit (Gas ID No. 257003) Lease, Well No. 4, Hamman, East (Fb A) Field, Matagorda County, Texas; Violation of 16 TAC §3.14(b)(2); Motion for Rehearing.
Tyler O’Shea is in his second year at Texas State University studying International Relations and Communications as a dual degree. He was an exchange student in Germany for a year where he developed a love for the environmentally friendly way of life abroad. He enjoys hiking around the Houston nature reserves or running his local trails in Kingwood. He is excited to be interning at CEC, where he has the opportunity to promote environmental awareness in the Houston community similar to what he experienced in Germany. He is looking forward to a successful internship with the CEC!
Maura is a rising junior at Allegheny college in Meadville, PA, majoring in environmental studies and minoring in philosophy. She is also a native Houstonian who is excited to return to the city for the summer.
At Allegheny, Maura is an active member of Students for Environmental Action, a club that works to increase opportunities for environmental education and advocacy both on campus and in the Meadville community. She also volunteers as a Green Tour guide, where she leads prospective students and their families on campus tours that highlight Allegheny’s sustainability features. Maura works as a Resident Adviser on campus, and serves as president of Allegheny’s Sustained Dialogue club, which aims to transform relationships and create informed community change through dialogue. She looks forwards to seeing how she can use these skills to help CEC in all of its needed capacities.