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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF13 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Pipeline Safety: Periodic Standards Update Rule 
Abstract:

This rulemaking action would incorporate by reference all or parts of new, updated, or reaffirmed editions of voluntary consensus standards. The practice of incorporating voluntary consensus standards requires pipeline operators to use the most current industry technologies, materials, and management practices available on today's market. The new versions reflect new technology and/or improvements to the existing standards thereby saving the pipeline operators pipeline construction and compliance costs. This rulemaking action would also make non-substantive edits and would clarify regulatory language in certain provisions. These changes would be relatively minor, and would not require pipeline operators to undertake any significant new pipeline safety initiatives.

 
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 191    49 CFR 192    49 CFR 195   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60102(1), 60108, 60109, 60110, 60113, 60118, 49 CFR 1.97   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/15/2021  86 FR 3938   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/16/2021 
Final Rule  07/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by Executive Order 13211.  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:
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
Email: cameron.satterthwaite@dot.gov