Thursday, July 10, 2014

OMB Announces Approval of PHMSA Pipeline Accident Report ICR

Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had approved, with change, the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) information collection request (ICR) supporting the pipeline accident reporting system. I have discussed the proposed changes to the ICR here and here. The ‘with change’ statement here means changes made due to industry comments received on the 30-day ICR notice. PHMSA’s response to those comments can be found here.

It is unusual to receive industry comments on an ICR notice. In this instance there were comments submitted on both notices. Unfortunately the public response to the 30-day notice comments is buried on an OIRA web site where most people will never see it (Okay, most people probably don’t care).

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