Friday, July 10, 2015

PHMSA Publishes Pipeline Safety NPRM

Today the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (80 FR 39915-39939) for proposed revisions to the pipeline safety regulations. The NPRM would address two requirements from the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (PL 112-90), address NTSB recommendations, requests for clarification from the regulated community, and agency identified issues.

The proposed revisions address the following topics:

Farm taps;

PHMSA is soliciting public comments on the NPRM. Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket # PHMSA-2013-0163). Comments need to be submitted by September 8, 2015.

NOTE: This is not the NPRM that I reported had been approved by OMB on Monday. There is no record of this NPRM having been submitted to OMB for approval.

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