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PHMSA NPRM Regulatory Reform for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0047]

PHMSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the “Regulatory Reform for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines.” PHMSA is soliciting public comments on proposed amendments to 49 CFR 190, 194, and 195 for the safety of hazardous liquid pipelines that would revise the requirements for facility response plans, revise the definition for accidents, and consider repealing, replacing, or modifying other specific regulations. The intent of these changes is to reduce regulatory burdens and improve regulatory clarity without compromising safety and environmental protection.

The proposed amendments in this rulemaking also include regulatory relief actions identified by internal agency review, petitions for rulemaking, and public comments on DOT’s regulatory reform and infrastructure notices titled, “Transportation Infrastructure: Notice of Review of Policy, Guidance, and Regulation” (82 FR 26734; June 8, 2017), and “Notification of Regulatory Review” (82 FR 45750; Oct. 2, 2017).

Submit comments by June 15, 2020, identified by Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0047, on the Federal eRulemaking Portal. For a copy of the NPRM for Regulatory Reform for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines, contact Jessica Foley.