[Header] PHMSA - U.S. Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous materials Safety Adminis

For most types of rulemaking, PHMSA provides notice of a proposed regulation. These documents propose changes to the safety regulations for the purpose of obtaining public comment. Below is a list of notices of proposed rules, advanced notice of proposed rules, and corrections.

About Notices of Proposed Rulemaking
  1. Each notice of proposed rulemaking is published in the Federal Register, unless all persons subject to it are named and are personally served with a copy of it.
  2. Each notice, whether published in the Federal Register or personally served, includes:
    1. A statement of the time, place, and nature of the proposed rulemaking proceeding;
    2. A reference to the authority under which it is issued;
    3. A description of the subjects and issues involved or the substance and terms of the proposed regulation;
    4. A statement of the time within which written comments must be submitted; and
    5. A statement of how and to what extent interested persons may participate in the proceeding.
Recent NPRMs and ANPRMs
EFV NPRM PHMSA-2011-0009 Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences Jul 15, 2015
PHMSA NPRM - Accident Notification-OQ June 2015 Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification, and Other Pipeline Safety Proposed Changes Jun 29, 2015
78 FR 50007 Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments Aug 16, 2013
78 FR 46560 Pipeline Safety: Class Location Requirements Aug 1, 2013
77 FR 48112 Pipeline Safety: Administrative Procedures; Updates and Technical Corrections; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Aug 13, 2012
77 FR 39797 Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities; 811 Survey - Notice and request for comments. Jul 5, 2012
77 FR 31827 Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs - Notice of proposed rulemaking; Extension of comment period. May 30, 2012
77 FR 28669 Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Excess Flow Valves Census; Notice and request for comments. May 15, 2012
77 FR 19800 PHMSA 2009-0192; Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Recorded presentation on the NPRM Apr 2, 2012