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Texas Laws | Natural Resources Code
NATURAL RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

(2) when a person who takes possession of fluid oil and gas waste for the purpose of treating the waste for a subsequent beneficial use transfers possession of the treated product or any treatment byproduct to another person for the purpose of subsequent disposal or beneficial use, the transferred product or byproduct is considered to be the property of the person to whom the material is transferred. (10550)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 209 (H.B. 2767), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013. (10551)

Amended by: (10552)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 351 (H.B. 1331), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015. (10553)

Sec. 122.003. RESPONSIBILITY IN TORT. (10554)(Text)

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person who takes possession of fluid oil and gas waste, produces from that waste a treated product generally considered in the oil and gas industry to be suitable for use in connection with the drilling for or production of oil or gas, and transfers the treated product to another person with the contractual understanding that the treated product will be used in connection with the drilling for or production of oil or gas is not liable in tort for a consequence of the subsequent use of that treated product by the person to whom the treated product is transferred or by another person. (10555)

(b) This section does not affect the liability of a person that treats fluid oil and gas waste for beneficial use in an action brought by a person for damages for personal injury, death, or property damage arising from exposure to fluid oil and gas waste or a treated product. (10556)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 209 (H.B. 2767), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013. (10557)

Sec. 122.004. COMMISSION RULES FOR TREATMENT AND BENEFICIAL USE. (10558)(Text)

The commission shall adopt rules to govern the treatment and beneficial use of oil and gas waste. (10559)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 209 (H.B. 2767), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013. (10560)

CHAPTER 123. TREATMENT AND RECYCLING FOR BENEFICIAL USE OF DRILL CUTTINGS (10561)(Text)
Sec. 123.001. DEFINITIONS. (10562)(Text)

In this chapter: (10563)

(1) "Commission" means the Railroad Commission of Texas. (10564)

(2) "Drill cuttings" means bits of rock or soil cut from a subsurface formation by a drill bit during the process of drilling an oil or gas well and lifted to the surface by means of the circulation of drilling mud. (10565)

(3) "Permit holder" means a person who holds a permit from the commission to operate a stationary commercial solid oil and gas waste recycling facility. (10566)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 351 (H.B. 1331), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015. (10567)

Sec. 123.002. OWNERSHIP OF DRILL CUTTINGS TRANSFERRED FOR TREATMENT AND SUBSEQUENT BENEFICIAL USE. (10568)(Text)

Unless otherwise expressly provided by a contract, bill of sale, or other legally binding document: (10569)

(1) when drill cuttings are transferred to a permit holder who takes possession of the cuttings for the purpose of treating the cuttings for a subsequent beneficial use, the transferred material is considered to be the property of the permit holder until the permit holder transfers the cuttings or treated cuttings to another person for disposal or use; and (10570)

(2) when a permit holder who takes possession of drill cuttings for the purpose of treating the cuttings for a subsequent beneficial use transfers possession of the treated product or any treatment byproduct to another person for the purpose of subsequent disposal or beneficial use, the transferred product or byproduct is considered to be the property of the person to whom the material is transferred. (10571)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 351 (H.B. 1331), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015. (10572)

Sec. 123.003. RESPONSIBILITY IN TORT. (10573)(Text)

A person who generates drill cuttings and transfers the drill cuttings to a permit holder with the contractual understanding that the drill cuttings will be used in connection with road building or another beneficial use is not liable in tort for a consequence of the subsequent use of the drill cuttings by the permit holder or by another person. (10574)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 351 (H.B. 1331), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015. (10575)

Sec. 123.004. PERMIT COPY REQUIRED. (10576)(Text)

A permit holder who takes possession of drill cuttings from the person who generated the drill cuttings shall provide to the generator a copy of the holder's permit. (10577)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 351 (H.B. 1331), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015. (10578)

Sec. 123.005. COMMISSION RULES FOR TREATMENT AND BENEFICIAL USE. (10579)(Text)

The commission shall adopt rules to govern the treatment and beneficial use of drill cuttings. (10580)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 351 (H.B. 1331), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015. (10581)

TITLE 4. MINES AND MINING (10582)(Text)

CHAPTER 131. URANIUM SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT (10583)(Text)

Sec. 131.001. SHORT TITLE. (10584)(Text)

This chapter may be cited as the Texas Uranium Exploration, Surface Mining, and Reclamation Act. (10585)

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