RRC Hosts Webinar on Form CI-D/Form CI-X Online Filing System Updates for Operators on February 7

January 29, 2024

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has launched 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 recent 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, February 7, 2024.

These updates to the online filing system provide a more efficient process and improved user experience when submitting the required forms.

  • Operators have the option to save their work and return to the application later using the “Select” tab.
  • Additional facility types have been added to the drop-down menu in the “Select” tab as well as to the list on the “Acknowledgement” tab for facility types that can request an exception.
  • The RRC review process for Form CI-X has been revised. All applications will be reviewed by an initial and then final reviewer. Under no circumstances will exception applications be approved without attachments demonstrating justification and evidence.

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, 2024, 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_OyyA_k4lRVK8jgPOFMMYMg.