Operation & Maintenance

In response to industry requests for an extension of the comment period for PHMSA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the safety of natural gas transmission lines, the Agency has extended the comment period from December 2, 2011 to January 20, 2012. Click here to view the Federal Register Notice published November 16, 2011.  Click

PHMSA announced that it is seeking information on whether or not to propose new safety requirements for gas transmission pipelines. In particular, PHMSA is considering whether integrity management requirements should be revised and expanded, including adding more prescriptive language in some areas, and whether other issues related to system integrity should be addressed by strengthening