[Docket No. PHMSA–RSPA–2004–19854, Amdt. Nos. 191–22; Amdt. 192–116]
Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
(DOT/PHMSA) issued a final rule that amends PHMSA’s DIMP regulation. This final
rule revises the pipeline safety regulations to clarify the types of pipeline
fittings involved in the compression coupling failure information collection;
changes the term “compression coupling” to “mechanical fitting,”
aligns a threat category with the annual report; and clarifies the Excess Flow
Valve (EFV) metric to be reported by operators of gas systems. This rule also
announces the OMB approval of the revised Distribution Annual Report and a new
Mechanical Fitting Failure Report. Finally, this rulemaking clarifies the key
dates for the collection and submission of the new Mechanical Fitting Failure
This final rule is effective April 4, 2011.
For a copy of the Final Rule on Mechanical Fitting Failure Reporting, contact Jessica Roger.