PHMSA Notice and Request for Comment: Changes to Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems Annual Reporting (April 13, 2012)
On April 13, 2012 PHMSA published a notice in the Federal Register advising they will request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the revision of several forms in two currently approved information collections. They are considering a number of revisions to the annual report form for gas transmission and gathering pipeline systems. PHMSA intends to revise the gas transmission and gathering pipeline systems annual report (PHMSA F 7100.2-1, gas transmission annual report) to provide a mechanism for owners and operators to identify those segments of pipelines for which it is unable to verify the MAOP. In addition , these revisions will allow for the collection of information regarding the methodology used to determine the MAOP of gas transmission pipelines, the total miles of pipelines which have not been subjected to a post-construction hydrostatic pressure test of at least 125% of the MAOP, and total miles of pipelines which are not able to accommodate the passage of instrumented internal inspection devices. AGA will submit comments by the June 12, 2012 deadline.