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National Pipeline Mapping System; Extension of Comment Period and Notice of Operator Workshop

[Docket ID PHMSA-2014-0092]

PHMSA is sponsoring a one-day National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) operator technical workshop on November 18, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Key Bridge, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and understand existing and future NPMS submission technical issues such as (1) the format in which operators are storing the data that is submitted to the NPMS, (2) how pipe segmentation for the submissions is determined, (3) how data is submitted in a linear referencing format, and (4) options Geographic Information Systems technicians have when an attribute includes the word “predominant” (i.e., submitting actual data or rolling up data to create a “predominant” value). This workshop will not discuss any proposed new data elements (attributes) or operators’ opinions on the new data elements (attributes). Because this workshop will rely heavily on dialogue between PHMSA staff and operators in a “whiteboard” environment, the workshop will not be webcast.

The comment period for the 60-day information collection published on August 27, 2015, (80 FR 52084) is also extended until November 25, 2015, in order to conduct this workshop that will provide PHMSA with important information as it prepares to improve the NPMS submission process to accept additional data.

All attendees are encouraged to register for the workshop. Name badge pick up and on-site registration will be available starting at 7:30 a.m., eastern time on November 18, 2015, with the workshop taking place from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. eastern time. Refer to the meeting website for agenda and times. For further information contact: Amy Nelson at 202-493-0591 or by email at