The Railroad Commission of Texas has launched the Case Administrative Service Electronic System, or RRC CASES, a public portal to allow operators to file hearing cases online and grant the public online access to the hearings process.
The system allows users to search hearings dockets using a variety of criteria including case number, operator name, or RRC district.
Parties involved in RRC hearings can request to become an authenticated user, which allows them to upload documents for filing in a docket that can be reviewed for acceptance by the Hearings Division’s Docket Services. Once approved, the document will show up in real time on the public portal.
“Texans expect our government to be responsive and transparent, and the new RRC CASES system delivers,” said Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton in a news release. “Texans can look up documents related to commission hearings anytime they want, from anywhere they want, making our state government more like the private sector and fulfilling a promise I made to increase transparency at the Railroad Commission.”
More than 900 dockets for 2019 and 2020 are available on the online portal. As new dockets are created, they will be added to RRC CASES. By September 1, all newly requested hearings for all docket types should be created in RRC CASES. Orders for dockets not created in RRC CASES will remain available on the Hearings Division website.
To view the RRC CASES public portal, go to rrctx.force.com/s/.
To upload a case file, visit RRC CASES authenticated user login page.
Authenticated user request forms, a user guide, and a video tutorial are available on the RRC website at rrc.texas.gov/hearings/rrc-cases/.