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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF14 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Pipeline Safety: State Pipeline Safety Program Certification 

After a State becomes certified to regulate its intrastate facilities, the Secretary may monitor a safety program to ensure that the program complies with the certification. If PHMSA determines that the State is not satisfactorily enforcing compliance with applicable prescribed safety standards, PHMSA may reject the certification, assert U.S. Government jurisdiction, or take other appropriate action to achieve adequate enforcement. This rulemaking proposes to codify the administrative process and procedures PHMSA proposes to follow if a State is found to have such deficiencies in its pipeline safety program that it is not satisfactorily complying with the certification requirements and the statute. The proposed process and procedures would include a finding of unsatisfactory compliance elements, considerations and alternatives before PHMSA rejects a State's certification or takes other appropriate action to ensure compliance, providing a State with notice and an opportunity for a hearing before PHMSA takes final action, and reinstatement of State certification.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 198   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-0434