Legislation encouraging the treatment and reuse of fluid waste from oil and gas drilling operations has passed the Senate and is on its way to the Governor. HB 2767 by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) and Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) clarifies that when fluid waste is transferred from the possession of the producer to that of a person who treats the waste for subsequent beneficial use, ownership of the waste transfers as well. The bill addresses producer concerns over liability for subsequent beneficial uses of treated waste fluid and will encourage treatment and recycling of such waste. Currently, liability fears compel most producers merely to dispose of fluid drilling waste in disposal wells. TCJL supports this legislation and extends its thanks to Rep. King and Sen. Estes for their work in resolving this important issue.