Figure: 16 TAC 1.201(a)

Table 1. Initial and Final Review Periods for Permits Issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas,
For Which Median Permit Processing Time Exceeds Seven Days

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Rule and Permit
All references are to
Title 16, Tex. Admin. Code

Division, Section Receiving Application

Application Form
Title or Number

Form
P-5
Required?

Fee

Initial Review Period

Final Review Period

3.6 (SWR 6), Application for Multiple Completion-Multiple Completion Authorization

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

W-4;
W-4A;
W-5;
W-6

Yes

None

60

10

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Non-Commercial, Non-Centralized Pit Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-11

Yes

None

30

30

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Commercial or Centralized Pit Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-11 and Supplemental Information Sheet for Commercial Facilities

Yes

None

45

45

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Non-Commercial, Non-Centralized Land Spreading

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Application Information for Land Spreading Permit (Water Based Drilling Fluid and Associated Cuttings Only)

Yes

None

30

30

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Non-Commercial, Non-Centralized Land Treatment Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Application Information for Land Treatment

Yes

None

30

30

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Commercial or Centralized Land Spreading

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Application Information for Land Spreading Permit (Water Based Drilling Fluid and Associated Cuttings Only)

Yes

None

45

45

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Commercial or Centralized or Land Treatment Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Application Information for Land Treatment

Yes

None

45

45

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Waste Hauler Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

WH-1
WH-2
WH-3

Yes

$100

30

15

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Hydrostatic Test Discharge Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Permit Application for Discharge of Hydrostatic Test Water

Yes

$300
(see fn. 1)

15

15

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-All other discharges

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Application for a Permit to Discharge Produced Water to Inland Waters

Yes

$300
(see fn. 1)

30

30

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-All other discharges

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Application for a Permit to Discharge Produced Water to the Gulf of Mexico from a Non-Land Based Facility

Yes

$300
(see fn. 1)

30

30

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-All other discharges

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

Application for a Permit to Discharge Gas Plant Effluent

Yes

$300
(see fn. 1)

30

30

3.8 (SWR 8), Water Protection-Minor Permit for One-Time Annular Disposal of Drilling Fluid

Oil and Gas Division,
Field Operations Section

Written request

Yes

None

16

15

3.9 (SWR 9), Disposal Wells-Disposal Well Permits

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

W-14

Yes

$100;
$150 per exception

30

15

3.10 (SWR 10), Restriction of Production of Oil and Gas from Different Strata-Authority to Commingle

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

Rule 10 Exception Data Sheet

Yes

$50

14

21

3.23 (SWR 23), Vacuum Pumps-Authorization to Use Vacuum Pump

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

Written request

Yes

None

7

21

3.38 (SWR 38), Well Densities-Density Exception

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

Written request

Yes

$200

7

21

3.41 (SWR 41), Application for New Oil or Gas Field Designation and/or Allowable-New Oil or Gas Field Designation and/or Allowable

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

P-7

Yes

None

14

7

3.43 (SWR 43), Application for Temporary Field Rules-Temporary Field Rules

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

Written request

Yes

None

7

30

3.46 (SWR 46), Fluid Injection into Productive Reservoirs-Injection Permit

Oil and Gas Division, Environmental Services Section

H-1
H-1A

Yes

$200 per well;
$150 per exception

30

15

3.46 (SWR 46), Fluid Injection into Productive Reservoirs-Injection Permit with Authorization to Inject Fresh Water

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-7

Yes

None

30

15

3.46 (SWR 46), Fluid Injection into Productive Reservoirs-Area Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-1S

Yes

$200 per well;
$150 per exception

45

45

3.48 (SWR 48), Capacity Oil Allowables for Secondary or Tertiary Recovery Projects-Capacity Oil Allowables

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

Written request

Yes

None

7

21

3.50 (SWR 50), Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects-Approval and Certification for Tax Incentive-Certificate for Recovered Oil Tax Rate

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

H-12

Yes

None

7

25

3.50 (SWR 50) Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects-Approval and Certification for Tax Incentive-Approval Concurrent With Recovered Oil Tax Rate

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

H-12

Yes

None

7

25

3.50 (SWR 50), Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects-Approval and Certification for Tax Incentive-Positive Production Response Certificate

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

H-13

Yes

None

7

25

3.57 (SWR 57), Reclaiming Tank Bottoms, Other Hydrocarbon Wastes, and Other Waste Materials, and 3.78 (SWR 78), Fees, Performance Bonds and Alternate Forms of Financial Security Required to Be Filed-Reclamation Plant Permit and Associated Financial Assurance

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

R-9

Yes

None

30

90

3.70 (SWR 70), Pipeline Permits Required-Permit to Operate a Pipeline

Gas Services Division, License and Permit Section

Form T-4

Yes

None

21

15

3.81 (SWR 81), Brine Mining Injection Wells-Brine Mining Injection Permit

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-2

Yes

$200
per well

30

30

3.78 (SWR 78), Fees, Performance Bonds and Alternate Forms of Financial Security Required to Be Filed-Financial Assurance for Commercial Facility Permitted Under Rule 8

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

None

Yes

None

45

45

3.83 (SWR 83), Tax Exemption for Two-and Three-year Inactive Wells-Certification of Inactivity

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

Written request

Yes

None

20

45

3.93 (SWR 93), Water Quality Certification-401 Certification

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

None. Application made pursuant to requirements of federal permitting entity.

Yes

None

30

15

3.95 (SWR 95), Underground Storage of Liquid or Liquified Hydrocarbons in a Salt Formation-Permit to Create, Operate, and Maintain an Underground Hydrocarbon Storage Facility

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-4

Yes

$200
per well

45

45

3.96 (SWR 96), Underground Storage of Gas in Production or Depleted Reservoirs-Permit to Operate a Gas Storage Project

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-1
H-4

Yes

$200
per well

45

45

3.97 (SWR 97), Underground Storage of Gas in Salt Formations-Permit to Create, Oper-ate, and Maintain an Underground Gas Storage Facility

Oil and Gas Division,
Environmental Services Section

H-4

Yes

$200
per well

45

45

3.101 (SWR 101), Certification for Severance Tax Exemption for Gas Produced from High-Cost Gas Wells-Area Designation

Oil and Gas Division,
Permitting/ Production Services Section

Written Request

Yes

None

7

45

9.10, Rules Examination-LPG Employee Exam

Gas Services Division, License and Permit Section

LPG Form 16

No

$20 per employee exam; $50 per management exam

30

N/A

9.27, Application for an Exception to a Safety Rule-LPG Rule Exception

Rail/LP-Gas/Pipeline Safety Division

LPG Form 25

No

Original-$50;
re-submission-
$30

21

21

9.54, Commission-Approved Outside Instructors-LPG Outside Instructor Application

Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division

Written request

No

$300

14

10

9.101, Filings Required for Stationary LP-Gas Installations-LPG Plan Review

Rail/LP-Gas/Pipeline Safety Division

LPG Form 500

No

Original-$50;
re-submission-
$30

21

21

11.93, Elements of Permit Application-New Permit Application

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD Form 1U

No

$200

120

30

11.97, Renewal-Permit Renewal

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD Form 1U

No

None

60

30

11.98, Transfer-Permit Transfer

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD Form 2U

No

None

60

30

11.114, Revision on Motion or with Consent-Permit Revision

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD Form 1U

No

$200

120

30

11.131-11.137, Notice of Exploration Through Over-burden Removal; Content of Notice; Extraction of Minerals; Removal of Minerals; Lands Unsuitable for Surface Mining; Notice of Exploration Involving Hole Drilling; Permit-Uranium Exploration

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD Form 3U

No

None

30

30

11.138 and 11.139, Reclamation and Plugging Requirements; Reporting-Test-Hole Transfer

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD Form 36U

No

None

30

30

11.205, 11.206, Changes in Coverage; Release or Reduction of Bonds-Bond Adjustment

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD Form 42U, 43U, 44U, 46U

No

None

60

30

12.110, General Requirements: Exploration of less than 250 Tons-Coal Exploration < 250 Tons

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-3C

No

None

30

30

12.111, General Requirements: Exploration of More than 250 Tons-Coal Exploration > 250 Tons

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-4C

No

None

120

30

12.148, Reclamation Plan: Ponds, Impoundments, Banks, Dams, and Embankments-Design Plans

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

None

No

None

60

30

12.205, In Situ Processing Activities-In Situ Coal Gasification

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-5C

No

None

120

30

12.216, Criteria for Permit Approval or Denial-New Mine Permit

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-1C

No

$5000

120

30

12.226, Permit Revisions-Permit Revision-Administrative

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-2C
SMRD-1C

No

$500

60

30

12.226, Permit Revisions-Permit Revision-Significant

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-1C

No

$500

120

30

12.227-12.230, Permit Renewals: General Requirements; Permit Renewals: Completed Applications; Permit Renewals: Terms; Permit Renewals: Approval or Denial-Permit Renewal

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-1C

No

$3000

60

30

12.227-12.230, Permit Renewals: General Requirements; Permit Renewals: Completed Applications; Permit Renewals: Terms; Permit Renewals: Approval or Denial-Permit Renewal/Revision

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-1C

No

$3000

120

30

12.231-12.233, Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights: General Requirements; Transfer, Assignment or Sale of Permit Rights: Obtaining Approval; Requirements for New Permits for Persons Succeeding to Rights Granted under a Permit-Permit Transfer

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-1C

No

$500

60

30

12.307, Adjustment of Amount-Bond Adjustment

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-42(C), 43(C), 44(C), 45(C), 46(C), 47(C)

No

None

60

30

12.351, Hydrologic Balance: Transfer of Wells-Test-Hole Transfer

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

SMRD-36C

No

None

30

30

12.707, Certification-Blaster Certification

Surface Mining and Reclamation Division

Blaster Certificate Application

No

None

60

30

13.35, Application for an Exception to a Safety Rule-CNG Rule Exception

Rail/LP-Gas/Pipeline Safety Division

CNG Form 1025

No

Original-$50;
re-submission-
$30

21

21

13.70, Examination Requirements and Renewals-CNG Employee Exam

Gas Services Division, License and Permit Section

CNG Form 1016

No

$20
per employee exam;
$50 for management exam

10

N/A

14.2019, Certification Requirements-LNG Employee Exam

Gas Services Division, License and Permit Section

LNG Form 2016

No

$20
per employee exam;
$50 for management exam

10

N/A

14.2040, Filings and Notice Requirements for Stationary LNG Installations-LNG Plan Review

Rail/LP-Gas/Pipeline Safety Division

LNG Form 2500

No

Original-$50;
re-submission-
$30

21

21

14.2052, Application for an Exception to a Safety Rule-LNG Rule Exception

Rail/LP-Gas/Pipeline Safety Division

LNG Form 2025

No

Original-$50;
re-submission-
$30

21

21

Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. Ann. art. 6559f-Clearance Deviation Authorization

Rail/LP-Gas/Pipeline Safety Division

Application for Authorization to Deviate from Terms of the Texas Clearance Laws

No

$25

30

30

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1 For discharges to waters of the state.