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PHMSA Extends Deadline for Submitting 2012 Gas Transmission Line Annual Reports

According to the revised reporting instructions available on its website, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has agreed to extend the deadline for gas transmission line operators to submit their 2012 annual reports from March 15, 2013 to June 15, 2013.  This change is significant because PHMSA is collecting data in these reports on the pipeline segments in densely populated and other high consequence areas which lack sufficient records to confirm their established maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP).  This effort is mandated by the MAOP verification requirements in the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011, the most recent reauthorization of the nation’s pipeline safety laws.