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Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Annual Report

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0016]

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has officially approved the annual report for Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities. PHMSA regulations at 49 CFR 191.17 require each operator of an underground natural gas storage facility to submit an annual report on DOT PHMSA Form 7100.4-1 by March 15, for the preceding calendar year, except that the first annual report must be submitted by July 18, 2017. PHMSA extended the due date for the submission of the first annual report as stipulated in PHMSA’s posting on its website.

This annual report, originally required by July 18, 2017, would have captured data for the 2016 calendar year. PHMSA is revising the date of the first submission of the annual report. The first annual report now will be due on March 15, 2018, and will collect reported information for the 2017 calendar year. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) will post this information and further filing instructions on the OPS website.

For further information contact: Crystal Stewart, Program Analyst, Office of Pipeline Safety Operations Systems Division, at 202-366-1524 or by email.