[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0172]
PHMSA will modify the instructions for Part G, Part F, and Part L to clarify that operators are only required to report baseline and reassessment data for moderate consequence area (MCA) segments subject to 49 CFR 192.710.
PHMSA is withdrawing its proposal to move reporting of relief valve & ESD events from the incident form to the annual form at this time because PHMSA would not be able to collect the amount of gas released from these events after making the change from the incident to the annual reports. PHMSA intends to address this issue in a future information collection change.
PHMSA will consider adding a section reporting excavation damages to the Annual Report for Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems. And that, for consistency, the added section should reflect the ‘‘causes’’ from the existing Section D of the Gas Distribution Annual Report Form. The addition would include excavation damage, root cause, and the total number of one-call ticket requests by state. PHMSA intends to address this issue in a future information collection change.
Comments must be submitted on or before June 14, 2021, and can be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal.