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DOT Notification of Regulatory Review

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2017-0069]

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is reviewing its existing regulations and other agency actions to evaluate their continued necessity, determine whether they are crafted effectively to solve current problems, and evaluate whether they potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources. There are two significant rules identified in the Notice that deal specifically with PHMSA ? pipeline safety:

  • PHMSA’s Final Rule on Pipeline Safety: Standards for Increasing the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure for Gas Transmission Pipelines (RIN: 2137?AE25) (published on October 17, 2008, at 73 FR 62147) (annualized costs of $95 million); and,
  • PHMSA’s Final Rule on Pipeline Safety: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines (RIN: 2137?AE15) (published on December 4, 2009, at 74 FR63905) (annualized costs of $95 million).

As part of these reviews, the DOT invites the public to provide input on existing rules and other agency actions that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. Comments are due on or before November 1, 2017. You may file comments identified by the docket number DOT? OST?2017?0069 on the Federal eRulemaking Portal and follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

For a copy of this DOT Notification with a complete list of regulations under review, contact Jessica Foley .