RRC Hosts Webinar on Form CI-D/Form CI-X Online Filing System Updates for Operators on January 25

January 12, 2023

Effective January 31, 2023, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) will launch updates to the RRC Online System used to file the Form CI-D, Acknowledgement of Critical Customer/Critical Gas Supplier Designation, and Form CI-X, Critical Designation Exception Application.

To help operators understand the updates, the RRC will host a webinar Form CI-D/ Form CI-X Online Filing System Updates from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

The updates to the online filing system provide a more efficient process when submitting the required forms.

  • Users are no longer required to enter data on a workbook spreadsheet and upload as a .CSV file to the RRC Online System.
  • There are two new left-hand menu options “File CID” and “File CIX.” When selecting either of these options, the RRC Online System will display three tabs – “Acknowledge,” “Select,” and “Submit.” These tabs allow users to enter information and complete online filing of either form.
  • The organization’s facilities now auto -populate on the “Select” tab with the option to select which facilities when filing either form. Upload of a .CSV file is no longer required, but the online system still allows users to attach supporting documentation.

Please be reminded that oil and gas operators and pipeline operators must file the Form CI-D or Form CI-X online by March 1, 2023, using the RRC Online System at https://webapps.rrc.texas.gov/security/login.do. Hard copy forms or email form submissions are not accepted.

Form CI-D would be submitted by an operator of a facility designated as critical acknowledging the facility’s critical status based on 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §3.65 and 16 TAC §25.52.

Form CI-X would be submitted by an operator certifying a facility seeks an exception to critical designation based on 16 TAC §3.65 and Texas Natural Resource Code §91.143. 

The webinar is free, but registration is required. Registrants are required to register using their work email address. To register, visit the Zoom website at https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_9FsoajVPTn2H-Wa8WV3RGQ.