PHMSA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rulemaking of Safer Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced that it is extending the comment period on the proposed natural gas transmission rule by 30 days. The original comment period that would expire June 7, 2016 is now extended to July 7, 2016 due to several requests for the extension.

The proposed regulations, made available to the public in the Federal Register on March 17, 2016, bring to light the needs of America’s natural gas pipeline system and provide integral measures to better ensure the safety of communities living near pipeline infrastructure and protect the environment.

The rulemaking process starts with Federal agencies such as PHMSA, but it cannot move forward without carefully considered input from the public and key collaborators who provide important and unique perspectives on the proposed rulemaking.

A formal notice of the comment extension has been published in the Federal Register. For more information about the proposed rulemaking or how to comment, visit

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