[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2011-0023; RIN: 2137-AE72]
There will be a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), to discuss topics and provisions of the proposed rule titled “Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,” and a joint meeting of the GPAC and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC). The purpose of the joint meeting of the GPAC and LPAC is to discuss a variety of policy issues and topics relative to pipeline safety.
The GPAC will be considering the proposed rule titled “Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,” which was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016; (81 FR 20722), and the associated regulatory analysis. Based on discussions at the previous GPAC meetings, the topics that will be discussed at this meeting are material documentation and the integrity verification process. If time permits, strengthened assessment requirements would also be discussed.
The meetings will be held on December 13-15, at the Hilton Arlington on 950 North Stafford St. in Arlington, VA. Additional information including registration and the agenda can be found on the PHMSA meetings page. The meetings will not be webcast; however, presentations will be available on the meeting website and posted on the E-Gov website, under docket number PHMSA-2016-0136 within 30 days following the meeting.