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PHMSA Notice Gas Distribution Annual Report Revisions

[Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0004]

PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the revision of the gas distribution annual report currently approved under OMB control number 2137–0522. In addition to making several minor changes to the report, PHMSA will also request a new OMB control number for this information collection. Some of the changes include:

  • Specify Commodity Transported: natural gas, synthetic gas, hydrogen gas, propane gas, landfill gas, and other gas.
  • Specify Operator Type: investor owned, municipally owned, privately owned, cooperative and other
  • Additional Material Type: adding “Reconditioned Cast Iron” as a pipe material and defining it as a cast iron gas distribution pipe that has been lined internally by use of suitable materials that ensure safe operation at a maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) not to exceed the previously established MAOP.
  • Addition of Excavation Damage Cause Categories in Part D: added a new data collection in Excavation Damage to include the four causes from Part I of the “Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Field Form”.

PHMSA invites comments on the proposed revisions to the form and instructions. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 27, 2014. Comments may be submitted via the E-Gov Website. Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2013–0004, at the beginning of your comments.

For a copy of this PHMSA Notice, contact Jessica Roger.