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GPAC Meeting Notice / Gas Mega Rule Discussion

DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2016

PHMSA will host a meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) on December 7 & 8, 2016 (Wednesday & Thursday) in the Washington, DC area. They are working on the logistics and meeting location. A notice with additional information and meeting details will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.

At this meeting, the committee will begin to consider the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), “Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines” as published in the Federal Register (81 FR 20722) on April 8, 2016. This NPRM proposes to revise the Pipeline Safety Regulations applicable to the safety of onshore gas transmission and gathering pipelines; changes to the integrity management (IM) requirements and issues related to non-IM requirements; and modifications to the regulation of onshore gas gathering lines.

Additional information may be found on the PHMSA Technical Advisory Committee webpage.