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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF13 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Pipeline Safety: Periodic Standards Update Rule 

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 192    49 CFR 193    49 CFR 194    49 CFR 195   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60102(1), 60108 to 60110, 60113, 60118, 49 CFR 1.97   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/15/2021  86 FR 3938   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/16/2021 
Final Rule  11/00/2023 
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:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brianna Wilson
Transportation Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:771 215-0969