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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE93 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Pipeline Safety: Issues Related to the Use of Plastic Pipe in Gas Pipeline Industry (RRR) 

In this rule, PHMSA is amending the natural and other gas pipeline safety regulations (49 CFR Part 192) to address regulatory requirements involving plastic piping systems used in gas services. These amendments are intended to correct errors, address inconsistencies, and respond to petitions for rulemaking. The requirements in several subject matter areas are affected, including incorporation of tracking and traceability provisions; design factor for polyethylene (PE) pipe; more stringent mechanical fitting requirements; updated and additional regulations for risers; expanded use of Polyamide-11 (PA-11) thermoplastic pipe; incorporation of newer Polyamide-12 (PA-12) thermoplastic pipe; and incorporation of updated and additional standards for fittings.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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    49 CFR 195   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/21/2015  80 FR 29263   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/31/2015 
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Cameron H. Satterthwaite
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553