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GPAC Meeting Notice / Gas Mega Rule Discussion

JANUARY 11-12, 2017

PHMSA announced that the public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), scheduled for December 7-8, 2016, has been rescheduled for January 11-12, 2017. Notice of the original meeting appeared in the Federal Register on November 22, 2016, (81 FR 83795).

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.

Registration and additional information may be found on PHMSA’s public meeting website.

For a copy of the meeting notice published in the Federal Register with a list of agenda items, contact Jessica Foley.