Control Room Management / Human Factors

ICR 202205-2137-006

OMB: 2137-0624

Federal Form Document

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Supporting Statement A
ICR Details
2137-0624 202205-2137-006
Received in OIRA 201904-2137-007
DOT/PHMSA 2022 Renewal
Control Room Management / Human Factors
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/21/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 06/30/2022
11,656 2,702
127,328 127,328
0 0

Operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines must develop, implement, and submit a human factors management plans designed to reduce risk associated with human factors in each control room. 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. The 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

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 5937 02/02/2022
87 FR 28864 05/11/2022

  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 11,656 2,702 0 11,656 -2,702 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 127,328 127,328 0 127,328 -127,328 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
There are no program changes that would impact this information collection. The burden estimate for this information collection remains unchanged at 127, 28 hours. In reviewing the approved burden estimate, PHMSA adjusted the number of responses for this information collection. Previously, PHMSA split the estimated hourly burden across all 2,702 operators evenly however, not all operators are impacted equally so the number of responses has been adjusted to account for the differences. PHMSA is not requesting to collect any additional data at this time.

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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