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PHMSA NPMS Public Meeting

Arlington, VA – Nov. 17

PHMSA is holding a public meeting on November 17 to discuss the proposed information collection for the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS). PHMSA issued an Information Collection Notice (OMB Control No. 2137-0596) on 7/30/14. Comments are due by 12/1/14. The primary goals of the public meeting are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the data elements required in the NPMS Information Collection;
  2. Discuss the state of pipeline operators’ GIS systems and their ability to submit the new data elements;
  3. Discuss the security sensitivity of the new data elements; specifically, which elements will be available to PHMSA, other government officials, pipeline operators, and the general public; and
  4. Discuss ways to minimize the burden on operators related to submitting the new data elements.

The meeting is free to attend and will not be webcast. Registration and hotel information can be found here.