(a) Rules adopted by the railroad commission under this subchapter must be consistent
with applicable rules or regulations adopted by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency or another federal agency governing the injection and geologic storage of anthropogenic
(b) If rules or regulations adopted to govern the geologic storage and associated
injection of anthropogenic carbon dioxide under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act
(42 U.S.C. Section 300f et seq.) or another federal statute allow this state to seek primary enforcement authority
under the underground injection control program:
(1) the railroad commission shall seek primacy to administer and enforce the program
subject to the jurisdiction granted under this subchapter; and
(2) this state shall seek primacy to administer and enforce the program for the geologic
storage of carbon dioxide in, and the injection of carbon dioxide into, a saline formation.
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