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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE93 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Pipeline Safety: Issues Related to the Use of Plastic Pipe in Gas Pipeline Industry (RRR) 

PHMSA is amending the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations that govern the use of plastic piping systems in the transportation of natural and other gas. These amendments are necessary to enhance pipeline safety, adopt innovative technologies and best practices, and respond to petitions from stakeholders. The amendments include an increased design factor for polyethylene (PE) pipe; stronger mechanical fitting requirements; new and updated riser standards; new accepted uses of Polyamide-11 (PA-11) thermoplastic pipe; authorization to use Polyamide-12 (PA-12) thermoplastic pipe; and new or updated consensus standards for pipe, fittings, and other components.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
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  08/00/2018 
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