[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 5472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2406]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 191, 192 and 195

[Docket ID PHMSA-2010-0026]
RIN 2137-AE59


Pipeline Safety: Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety 
Regulations

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On November 29, 2011, PHMSA published in the Federal Register 
a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled: ``Miscellaneous Changes to 
Pipeline Safety Regulations'' seeking comments on the need for changes 
to the regulations covering pipeline safety regulations. The Committee 
on Pipe and Tube Imports Ad Hoc Large Diameter Line Pipe Producers 
Group Transportation Subcommittee and the Interstate Natural Gas 
Association of America petitioned PHMSA to extend the comment period. 
PHMSA is granting these requests and extending the comment period from 
February, 3, 2012, to March 6, 2012.

DATES: The closing date for filing comments is extended from February 
3, 2012, to March 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0026 and may 
be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Web Site: http://www.Regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency.
     Fax: 1-(202) 493-2251.
     Mail: DOT Docket Management System: U.S. DOT, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: U.S. DOT Docket Management System; West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0026 at 
the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, 
please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA received 
your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet 
users may submit comments to the Docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Note:
    Comments are posted without changes or edits to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
There is a privacy statement published on http://
www.regulations.gov.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Kay 
McIver at 202-366-4046 or by EMail at kay.mciver@dot.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 29, 2011, PHMSA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) that would make miscellaneous amendments to the pipeline safety 
regulations (76 FR 73570). On January 12, 2012, the Interstate Natural 
Gas Association of America requested an extension of the comment period 
for that NPRM. On January 20, 2012, the Committee on Pipe and Tube 
Imports Ad Hoc Large Diameter Line Pipe Producers Group Transportation 
Subcommittee also requested an extension of the comment period to 
further review a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 
recommendation that would impact guidelines on the transportation of 
pipe. PHMSA believes that extension of the comment period is warranted 
based on the information provided in these requests. Therefore, PHMSA 
has extended the comment period from February 3, 2012 to March 6, 2012.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2012.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2012-2406 Filed 2-2-12; 8:45 am]
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