Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Assessment Requirements

ICR 202201-2137-001

OMB: 2137-0605

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2022-01-07
IC Document Collections
IC ID
Document
Title
Status
26841
Modified
237975
Unchanged
237974
Unchanged
237973
Unchanged
237972
Modified
ICR Details
2137-0605 202201-2137-001
Received in OIRA 201910-2137-003
DOT/PHMSA 2137-0605 USA IFR
Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Assessment Requirements
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 01/11/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 04/30/2023
10,515 10,503
344,807 325,607
0 0

Operators of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines are required to document the continual assessment and evaluation of their pipelines' integrity through inspection or testing, as well as remedial preventive, and mitigative actions. In cases where a determination about pipeline threats has not been obtained within 180 days following the date of inspection, pipeline operators must notify PHMSA in writing and provide an expected date when adequate information will become available. Operators must also notify PHMSA if they are unable to assess their pipeline via an in-line inspection. Operators who choose to use an alternate assessment method must demonstrate that their pipeline is not capable of accommodating an in-line inspection tool and that the use of an alternative assessment method will provide a substantially equivalent understanding of the condition of the pipeline. This mandatory record keeping requirement supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “SAFETY STRATEGIC 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. This information is used by PHMSA to determine compliance with federal pipeline safety regulations and is also used by Agency and State Officials to assist federal and state pipeline safety inspectors who audit this information when they conduct compliance inspections and to provide background for failure investigations.

US Code: 49 USC 60102 Name of Law: Federal Pipeline Safety Laws
  
None

2137-AF31 Final or interim final rulemaking 86 FR 73173 12/27/2021

  86 FR 73173 12/27/2021
86 FR 73173 12/27/2021
No

  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 10,515 10,503 0 12 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 344,807 325,607 0 19,200 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Changing Regulations
No
The Pipeline Safety: Unusually Sensitive Areas for the Great Lakes, Coastal Beaches, and Certain Coastal Waters amended the pipeline safety regulations to explicitly state that certain coastal waters, the Great Lakes, and coastal beaches are classified as unusually sensitive areas for the purpose of compliance with the hazardous liquid integrity management regulations. This amendment implements mandates contained in the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016, as amended by the PIPES Act of 2020. A hazardous liquid pipeline that could affect these newly designated areas must be included in an operator’s integrity management program. PHMSA estimates that the new USA definitions in the IFR will require 6 operators to create new IM programs resulting in 12 new responses and 19,200 additional burden hours for this information collection.

$115,500
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Angela Dow 202 366-1246 [email protected]

  No

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.
01/11/2022


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