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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF51 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair 

This rulemaking would amend the pipeline safety regulations to enhance requirements for detecting and repairing leaks on new and existing natural gas distribution, gas transmission, and gas gathering pipelines. The proposed rule is necessary to respond to a mandate from section 113 of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020. PHMSA hosted a public meeting covering gas pipeline leak detection and repair on May 5 and May 6, 2021, and has scheduled a Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the NPRM for November 27 through December 1, 2023.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 192    49 CFR 193   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/18/2023  88 FR 31890   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/16/2023 
Analyzing Comments  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Sayler Palabrica
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-0559