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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE71 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: +Pipeline Safety: Excess Flow Valves In Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences in Gas Distribution Systems 

This rule will address requirements in the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 related to excess flow valves or equivalent technology on new or replaced branched service lines servicing single-family residences, multi-family residences, and small commercial entities. PHMSA is also considering whether to amend the Federal pipeline safety regulations to require the use of either manual service line shut-off valves (e.g., curb valves) or EFVs, if appropriate, for new or replaced service lines on larger facilities. In addition, PHMSA is planning to address installation of an EFV on service lines that are not being newly installed or replaced, and plans to delegate the question of who bears the cost of installing EFVs to service lines that are not being newly installed or replaced to the operator’s rate-setter.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  sec. 22 2011 PSA   01/03/2014 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  11/25/2011  76 FR 72666   
Comment Period Extended  02/03/2012  77 FR 5472   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/18/2012 
Comment Period End  03/19/2012 
NPRM  07/15/2015  80 FR 41460   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/14/2015 
Final Rule  01/00/2017 
Additional Information: DOT Docket: PHMSA-2011-0009
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
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