Pipeline Mileage Fee Courtesy Notice

October 31, 2022

This courtesy notice from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is provided to help pipeline operators prepare for the 2023 pipeline mileage fee that is due April 1, 2023. For information about this fee, please reference Texas Natural Resource Code §81.071 and 16 Texas Administrative Code §3.70.

The annual mileage fee is calculated using pipeline permit mapping information supplied by the operator. The miles in each permit of Group A and Group B pipelines respectively, are added together and rounded up to the nearest mile. The sum is used to calculate the annual mileage fee.

Operators will use the number of miles permitted as of December 31, 2022 to calculate their 2023 pipeline mileage fee. The deadline for payment without incurring late penalties is April 1, 2023 and can be paid through the Pipeline Online Permitting System (POPS) starting on January 1, 2023.

Operators may review the preliminary mileage chart showing their permits for which a fee is owed by visiting the RRC website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/pipeline-safety/pipeline-fees/ and selecting “Preliminary Mileage Chart - 2023” under “Helpful Links”.

If an operator believes there are errors on the mileage chart, they should submit permit amendments as soon as possible to the RRC to ensure the mileage used to calculate the fee is accurate. Only changes submitted by December 1, 2022 are guaranteed to be corrected before the final chart is added to the RRC website on December 31, 2022.

All mileage fees are required to be paid through POPS in the RRC Online System. To view the POPS User Guide, visit the RRC website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/pipeline-safety/pipeline-fees/ under “Helpful Links”.

Please note that this notice and all future notices will be emailed to pipeline operators using the email addresses on file in POPS. To ensure receipt of important communications from the RRC, pipeline operators must maintain a current email address in POPS.

For additional information, contact the RRC at 512-463-6802 or pops@rrc.texas.gov.