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STATE REGULATIONS

Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)

The Railroad Commission is the authority having jurisdiction for propane in the State of Texas.

Licensing & Certification

Training

LP Gas Safety Rules (rev. 2020)
2017 NFPA 58

2018 NFPA 54

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Get code & rulebooks

The propane industry can purchase new editions at www.propaneservicecorp.com .

Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS)

The Texas Department of Public Safety administers commercial driver's licenses and enforces commercial motor vehicle regulations.

Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Rules
Texas Commercial Driver's License

CDL Handbook

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has taken over Tier II reporting. Reports are due March 1st of every year.

Fastest way to get Tier II help from TCEQ is through their new help form

Submit a report

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) regulates commodities in Texas including LPG scales & meters.

 

Weights & Measures Rules

Weights & Measures Program

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)

 

As of September 1, 2020, propane companies dispensing propane autogas to consumers
 are also required to register their "motor fuel" meters with the TDLR.

Motor Fuel Metering & Quality Rules 

Click here to register, renew, and purchase stickers.

FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Pipeline Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA)

The Pipeline Hazardous Material & Safety Administration (PHMSA)'s regulates the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials.

Hazardous Material Registration

Hazardous Materials Regulations

49 CFR 100-177 

49 CFR 178-185

RIN Fact Sheet

RIN Locator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
49 CFR Parts 300-399

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA housed under the U.S. Department of Labor was created to have a safe working environment for employees.

OSHA Crane & Derricks in Construction Homepage

NPGA OSHA Crane Fact Sheet

OSHA FAQ's Crane Rule
 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulates chemical facilities for potential risks. Propane retailers are required to complete a Top-Screen to assess its risks.

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

CFATS Resources