Thursday, June 9, 2011

PHMSA Publishes Pipeline Safety ICR Renewal Notice

Today the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a 60-day renewal notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 33808-33809) for continued authority to collect information on the public awareness programs required to be developed and implemented by operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines under 49 CFR 192.616 and 195.440. The current authority (OMB Control # 2137-0622) to collect this information expires on October 31st.

PHMSA expects 22,500 responses per year with an estimated annual burden of 517,480 hours or about 23 hours per response. PHMSA requests feedback from industry on the accuracy of that burden estimate.

Responses to this ICR can be filed on-line at the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket number PHMSA-2011-0136). Such comments should be submitted by August 8, 2011.

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