Pipeline Safety: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines

ICR 202101-2137-002

OMB: 2137-0625

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Supporting Statement A
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ICR Details
2137-0625 202101-2137-002
Received in OIRA 202005-2137-001
DOT/PHMSA 2137-0625 Gas RegReform Final Rule
Pipeline Safety: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 02/12/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 06/30/2022
3,882 9,343
723,192 865,178
0 1,099,999

The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require operators of gas distribution pipelines to develop and implement integrity management (IM) programs. The purpose of these programs is to enhance safety by identifying and reducing pipeline integrity risks. This mandatory record keeping requirement supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s SAFETY GOAL, which targets three main strategic initiatives: managing risk and integrity, sharing responsibility, and providing effective stewardship. This goal enhances public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries. PHMSA requires operators to maintain records demonstrating compliance with this information collection for 10 years. PHMSA uses the information to evaluate the overall effectiveness of gas distribution Integrity Management requirements. As part of PHMSA's deregulatory reform efforts, and in conjunction with the Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform Final Rule, PHMSA plans to eliminate this requirement for master meter operators.

US Code: 49 USC 60102 Name of Law: Federal Pipeline Safety Laws

2137-AF36 Final or interim final rulemaking 86 FR 2210 01/11/2021


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 3,882 9,343 0 -5,461 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 723,192 865,178 0 -141,986 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 1,099,999 0 -1,099,999 0 0
Changing Regulations
This ICR is revised to include reflect changes proposed in the Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform Final Rule. With this deregulatory action, PHMSA proposes to eliminate the requirement for master meter operators to develop and maintain integrity management plans. Eliminating this requirement for master meter operators will result in reduction of 5,461 responses and 141,986 burden hours for this information collection.

Angela Dow 202 366-1246 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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