The Wise Report - March 31, 2018

The Wise Report
Henry M. Wise, P.G.
March 31, 2018

The Railroad Commission is seeking stakeholder input on our first-ever oil and gas monitoring and enforcement strategic plan. This plan assesses the most effective use of the agency's resources to ensure public safety and environmental protection.


The draft was developed by an RRC multi-disciplinary team and can be found at:


Using a web-based survey tool, the Commission is accepting public comments on the first draft plan until 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018. To submit comments online, complete the survey at:


Written comments also will be accepted and may be sent to:

Oil and Gas Strategic Plan Comments/Oil and Gas Division
Railroad Commission of Texas
P.O. Box 12967

Austin, Texas 78711-2967
Comments received by mail after April 20, 2018 will be reviewed, but they may not be incorporated into the final FY 2019 plan.


The plan's purpose is to define and communicate the Oil and Gas Division's top priorities for its monitoring and enforcement activities. Along with confirming many of the Division's current priorities - to ensure public safety and protect the environment - the plan also provides a direction for data collection, stakeholder input and new priorities. The Commission is always working to enhance our ability to track, measure and analyze the effectiveness of our oil and gas monitoring and enforcement program.


Staff anticipates bringing a final version of the plan reflecting public comments to Commissioners at their June 5, 2018 conference, said Lori Wrotenbery, director of the RRC's Oil & Gas Division. "We look forward to hearing from the public on this plan."


Each year a final plan will be posted to the RRC website no later than July 1.

Henry M. Wise, P.G.
The Wise Report

Henry M. Wise, PG, CPG
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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