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ANPRM Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines (Extension of Comments)

Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0023

On August 25, 2011, (76 FR 53086) PHMSA published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) titled: “Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines” seeking comments on the need for changes to the regulations covering gas transmission pipelines.

(See related story in the September 2011 edition of the DOT Pipeline Compliance News.) In particular, PHMSA is interested in knowing whether IM requirements should be changed, more prescriptive language added in some areas, and non-IM requirements strengthened or expanded.

PHMSA has received requests to extend the comment period in order to have more time to evaluate the ANPRM. PHMSA is extending the comment period from December 2, 2011, to January 20, 2012.

Submit Comments on the E-Gov Website and reference Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0023.