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

This rule makes changes to part 192 to expand excess flow valve requirement to include new or replaced branched service lines servicing single-family residences, multi-family residences, and small commercial entities consuming gas volumes not exceeding 1,000 Standard Cubic Feet per Hour (SCFH). PHMSA is also amending 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 with meter capacities exceeding 1,000 SCFH. In addition, this final rule will codify a requirement for operators to notify customers of their right to request installation of an EFV on service lines that are not being newly installed or replaced. PHMSA has delegated 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: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  section 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  10/14/2016  81 FR 70987   
Final Rule Effective  04/14/2017 
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