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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE43 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: +Pipeline Safety: Enforcement of State Excavation Damage Laws 
Abstract: The PIPES Act provides PHMSA with the authority to enforce excavation damage laws in those states that have inadequate enforcement. This rulemaking would consider standards for excavators and operators to follow when conducting excavation in a vicinity of a pipeline and the administrative procedures to be used for enforcement proceedings. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 190   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 60101   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  10/29/2009  74 FR 55797   
ANPRM Comment Period End  12/14/2009    
NPRM  02/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ashlin Bollacker
Technical Writer
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington DC, DC 20590
Phone:202-366-4203
Email: ashlin.bollacker@dot.gov