Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration August 1, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Class Location Requirements
Document Number: 2013-18286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is seeking public comment on whether applying the integrity management program (IMP) requirements, or elements of IMP, to areas beyond current high consequence areas (HCAs) would mitigate the need for class location requirements for gas transmission pipelines. Section 5 of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 requires the Secretary of Transportation to evaluate and issue a report on whether IMP requirements should be expanded beyond HCAs and whether such expansion would mitigate the need for class location requirements.