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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF29 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: +Pipeline Safety: Class Location Requirements 
Abstract: This rulemaking action would address class location requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines, specifically as they pertain to actions operators are required to take following class location changes due to population growth near the pipeline. Operators have suggested that performing integrity management measures on pipelines where class locations have changed due to population increases would be an equally safe but less costly alternative to the current requirements of either reducing pressure, pressure testing, or replacing pipe. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  07/31/2018  83 FR 36861   
ANPRM Comment Period End  10/01/2018 
NPRM  10/14/2020  85 FR 65142   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/14/2020 
Final Rule  03/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  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:
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