Notice to Pipeline Operators: Required SYS_ID Attribute Character Limit Increasing from Six to Eight

June 07, 2021

Effective July 19, 2021, in response to a planned June launch of the Railroad Commission of Texas’ (RRC) Pipeline Inspection Permitting & Evaluation System (PIPES), all former Pipeline Evaluation System (PES) System ID Numbers will be replaced with the new RRC PIPES Regulated Entity Number.

The RRC PIPES system will allow for the research and upload of records associated with the RRC’s Pipeline Safety Program, including inspections, fees, incident reports and complaints. Pipeline operators may also log in to submit and upload applications and other documents for review and approval by the RRC. The RRC will provide additional information once the system launches.

To read the full notice, visit the RRC website at