PHMSA extends comment period for natural gas pipelines regulations to July 7, 2016
Posted May 9, 2016
On May 5, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced it will extend the comment period on a proposed natural gas transmission rule June 7, 2016, to July 7, 2016, so that individuals have as much time as possible to review and submit comments. They were published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016.
The proposed regulations would update critical safety requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines and would both adapt and expand risk-based safety practices to pipelines located in areas where incidents could have serious consequences.
PHMSA plans to hold public webinars and host briefings on the proposed rule at two upcoming advisory committee meetings, further allowing the opportunity for public input on the proposed updates to the gas transmission safety standards. To submit comments electronically to the docket, go to the Federal Rulemaking Portal and enter PHMSA-2011-0023 in the search box.
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