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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE72 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: +Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines, MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements and Other Related Amendments 
Abstract:

This rulemaking amends the pipeline safety regulations to address the testing and pressure reconfirmation of certain previously untested gas transmission pipelines and certain gas transmission pipelines with inadequate records, require operators incorporate seismicity into their risk analysis and data integration, require the reporting of maximum allowable operating pressure exceedances, allow a 6-month extension of integrity management reassessment intervals with notice, and expand integrity assessments outside of high consequence areas to other populated areas.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  08/25/2011  76 FR 53086   
ANPRM Comment Period Extended  11/16/2011  76 FR 70953   
ANPRM Comment Period End  12/02/2011 
End of Extended Comment Period  01/20/2012 
NPRM  04/08/2016  81 FR 20721   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/08/2016  81 FR 20721   
Final Rule  07/00/2019 
Additional Information: SB- Y IC-N SLT-N;
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Robert Jagger
Technical Writer
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4595
Email: robert.jagger@dot.gov