PHMSA has rescheduled the public meetings of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) for January 11-12, 2017.  The purpose of these meetings is to discuss PHMSA’s proposed gas mega rule and the underlying regulatory analysis.  The meetings were previously scheduled for December 7-8, 2016, but have been rescheduled based on the availability of committee members and resources.
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Federal law allows administrative agencies to adopt industry consensus standards into rules, giving such standards the force and effect of law. PHMSA incorporates numerous technical standards into its regulations (there are 64 standards presently incorporated into 49 C.F.R. Parts 192, 193 and 195).
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