[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2016-0032
PHMSA held public meetings of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) on June 1-3, 2016. Topics discussed included GPAC’s consideration and voting on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled: Pipeline Safety: Plastic Pipe Rule (80 FR 29263; May 21, 2015), and in a joint meeting of the GPAC and LPAC, members were to consider and vote on the NPRM titled: Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification, and Other Pipeline Safety Proposed Changes (80 FR 39916; July 10, 2015). Other topics of discussion included the regulatory agenda and agency and stakeholder priorities, including several regulatory and policy initiatives. A briefing on the NPRM, titled: Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines (81 FR 20722; April 8, 2016), was presented to both committees and the public. Presentations from the meeting will be available on the meeting websiteand posted on the E-Gov website under docket number PHMSA-2016-0032 within 30 days following the meeting.