2020 Pipeline Mileage Fee Courtesy Notice

11/20/2019

This courtesy notice from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is provided to help pipeline operators prepare for the 2020 pipeline mileage feethat is due April 1, 2020. 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 total is used to calculate the annual mileage fee.

Operators will use the number of miles permitted as of December 31, 2019 to calculate their 2020 pipeline mileage fee. The deadline for payment without incurring late penalties is April 1, 2020. Operatorsmayreviewthepreliminarymileagechartshowingtheirpermitsforwhichafeeisowed by visiting the RRC website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/pipeline-safety/pipeline-fees/ and selecting “Mileage Chart - 2020” under “HelpfulLinks”.

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, 2019 are guaranteed to be corrected before the final chart is added to the RRC website on December 31, 2019.

All mileage fees are required to be paid through the Pipeline Online Permitting System (POPS) in the RRC Online System. For instructions, visit the RRC website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/pipeline-safety/pipeline-fees/.   

For additional information, contact the RRC’s Pipeline Safety department at POPS@rrc.texas.gov or 512-463-6802.