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PHMSA Webinar: “Safety of the Nation’s Gas Transmission Pipelines – NPRM”

JUNE 8, 2016

The webinar scheduled for May 12th for the gas mega-rule was cancelled and rescheduled for June 8th at 1:30 p.m. EDT. This public webinar is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to discuss the proposed rulemaking for the safety of the nation’s gas transmission pipelines. PHMSA senior staff will present factual information about the regulatory proposal and will answer clarifying questions. Among a number of topics in the rulemaking proposal, PHMSA is proposing to update integrity management (IM) requirements and to address issues related to non-IM requirements for natural gas transmission and gathering pipelines. (See related article in the “DOT Pipeline Compliance News,” April 2016 Special Edition.)

PHMSA is extending the comment period from June 7, 2016, to July 7, 2016. Comments can be submitted via the E-Gov Website and reference Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0023. Additional information and online registration can be found on the PHMSA Public Meeting website.