As a follow-up to Department of Transportation (DOT)’s “Call to Action,” the Agency released a Pipeline Safety Update to provide a pipeline safety report after a review of the nation’s pipeline infrastructure. In particular, the update summarizes DOT’s call to action plan to accelerate the rehabilitation, repair, and replacement of high risk pipeline infrastructure, the numerous initiatives resulting from the Pipeline Safety Amendments of 2012, and the pipeline safety and environmental record going back to 1991. Notably, the Update also mentions two forthcoming Agency rulemakings: (1) NPRMs strengthening liquid and gas transmission pipeline oversight (expected late 2012/ early 2013) and (2) NPRM update to liquid regulations (expected Fall 2012). The Update also references interagency discussions in 2012 with regard to jurisdiction over pipeline safety, including oil spill response. Click here to read the update.