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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE88 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: ●Pipeline Safety: Standards for Conducting Condition Assessments of In-Service Pipelines 
Abstract: This rulemaking would incorporate by reference consensus standards governing conduct of assessments of the physical condition of in-service pipelines using in-line inspection, internal corrosion direct assessment, and stress corrosion cracking direct assessment. Periodic assessment of the condition of gas transmission pipelines is required by 49 CFR sections 192.921, and 192.937. Periodic assessment of hazardous liquid pipelines is required by section 195.452. These sections allow use of the inspection techniques addressed in these standards. The regulations provide minimal requirements for the use of these techniques. Incorporation of the consensus standards would assure better consistency, accuracy and quality in pipeline assessments conducted using these techniques 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192    49 CFR 195   
Legal Authority: 48 USC 60101 et. seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2013 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
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:
Mike Israni
General Engineer
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4571
Email: mike.israni@rpsa.dot.gov