This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updates the administrative civil penalty maximums for violation of the pipeline safety regulations to conform to current law, updates the informal hearing and adjudication process for pipeline enforcement matters to conform to current law, amends other administrative procedures used by PHMSA personnel, and makes other technical corrections and updates to certain administrative procedures. The proposed amendments do not impose any new operating, maintenance, or other substantive requirements on pipeline owners or operators.
Agency Contact: James Pates, PHMSA, Office of Chief Counsel, 202-366-0331, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kristin T.L. Baldwin, Office of Chief Counsel, 202-366-6139, email@example.com; or Larry White, PHMSA, Office of Chief Counsel, 202-366-9093, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on September 12, 2012.