Regulatory Reform

In October 2017, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a proposed rulemaking which evaluated the actions the agency and existing regulations, and asked for public comments to identify which of these actions would be good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification.

In November 2017, AGA, API, and INGAA jointly submitted comments to PHMSA identify regulations to be modified, provide more clarity, and minimize regulatory burden without compromising safety.

This rulemaking aligns with the directive of the President’s Executive Order 13777. In February 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which sets forth principles and requirements for each agency to evaluate and implement measures to lower regulatory burdens on the American people.