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Revised NPMS Data Proposal

[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2014-0092]

On June 22, 2016, PHMSA proposed to make revisions to the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS), to incorporate new and / or revised data concerning gas distribution, gas transmission, and liquid transmission pipeline systems (81 CFR 40757). This proposal modifies PHMSA’s previous proposal on August 27, 2015 (79 FR 44246). It contains a staged approach to the data requirements, with some elements required in the first year after enactment, others in the second year, and the increased positional accuracy by 2024 (if not before). It also describes 3 different security levels for the various data elements, from Sensitive Security Information (contained in an SSI compliant environment with only need-to-know access), PIMMA (password protected, mostly for government officials), and Public (available through the NPMS website).

Written comments on this information collection should be submitted by July 22, 2016 (Docket No. PHMSA-2014-0092) to OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for PHMSA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

For a copy of PHMSA’s NPMS Data Proposal, contact Jessica Foley.