Online Nomination Form
The Propane Alternative Fuels Advisory Committee advises the Railroad Commission on matters related to the operation of AFRED. Under 16 TAC §15.30, all 17 committee members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Commission. Sixteen of the 17 members serve two-year overlapping terms coinciding with the state's fiscal year (September 1-August 31). Of these 16 members, eight represent the propane industry and eight represent propane consumers. The 17th member is the president of TPGA, who serves ex officio during his or her one-year term of office, which also begins on September 1.
The Commission typically appoints one propane supplier or equipment manufacturer as an industry member, as well as propane marketers whose businesses vary in size and are located in different parts of Texas. Companies are considered small if they have five or fewer delivery trucks registered with the Commission, medium if they register 6-25 trucks, and big if they register 26 or more trucks. The Commission appoints consumer members who represent a broad range of propane's residential, automotive, agricultural, commercial and other customers, e.g., homebuilders, warehouse operators, manufactured housing companies, research engineers and operators of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty fleet vehicles.
Each August the Commission appoints new industry and consumer members to two-year terms beginning September 1. Nominees must be able to attend four to six meetings a year at their own expense. To nominate yourself or another candidate, please complete the on-line nomination form below and press submit. To submit more than one nomination, press Reset between submissions.
To fax or mail the nomination, submit the candidate's name, business affiliation, and any additional information that would help the Commission in its selection to:
Dan Kelly, Director
Railroad Commission of Texas/AFRED
P.O. Box 12967
Austin, Texas 78711-2967
Telephone: (512) 463-7110
Fax (512) 936-4196