Due to the significant changes to the gas transmission and gathering annual report, recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget, PHMSA extended the filing deadline for calendar year 2012 data from March 5, 2013 to June 15, 2013. 78 Fed. Reg. 5866 (Jan. 28, 2013). PHMSA also reminds operators to validate their

PHMSA’s advisory clarifies the agency’s plan for implementing the national registry of pipelines and LNG operators (and updates PHMSA’s prior Advisory Bulletin published on January 13, 2012, 77 Fed. Reg. 2126), and specifically announces that the Operator Data Entry System (ODES) will be active on March 27, 2012. PHMSA is now requiring that (1) as

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, all liquid and gas pipeline operators must now obtain an Operator Identification (OPID) number.  The forms for doing this are available on PHMSA’s website, and become part of the National Registry of Pipeline and LNG operators.  An operator may use one number for its entire system, or obtain different numbers for