The Sunset Commission has scheduled a public hearing August 22, 2016 to hear comments on its staff report on the Texas Railroad Commission. I have written previously about the staff report here, here and here.
Information about the scheduled hearing can be found here.
The staff’s report on the RRC can be viewed here, along with prior Sunset reports and comments already submitted by industry representatives and environmental and landowner groups on the current report.
You can comment on the draft report here.
Here is the RRC’s own response to the Sunset report. One of the recommendations of the Sunset Commission staff report, like previous reports before it, is to change the RRC’s name to reflect what it actually does. The RRC’s response is that this raises “constitutional issues” and would cost the RRC $434,000. The RRC also disagrees with the report’s recommendation that contested cases be heard by judges at the State Office of Administrative Hearings rather than by RRC staff examiners.