49 CFR § 192.18 - How to notify PHMSA.

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§ 192.18 How to notify PHMSA.
Link to an amendment published at 87 FR 20982, Apr. 8, 2022.

(a) An operator must provide any notification required by this part by -

(1) Sending the notification by electronic mail to InformationResourcesManager@dot.gov; or

(2) Sending the notification by mail to ATTN: Information Resources Manager, DOT/PHMSA/OPS, East Building, 2nd Floor, E22-321, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590.

(b) An operator must also notify the appropriate State or local pipeline safety authority when an applicable pipeline segment is located in a State where OPS has an interstate agent agreement, or an intrastate applicable pipeline segment is regulated by that State.

(c) Unless otherwise specified, if the notification is made pursuant to § 192.8(b)(2), § 192.9(g)(4)(ii) and (h), § 192.461(g), § 192.506(b), § 192.607(e)(4) and (5), § 192.619(c)(2), § 192.624(c)(2)(iii) and (c)(6), § 192.632(b)(3), § 192.710(c)(7), § 192.712(d)(3)(iv) and (e)(2)(i)(E), § 192.921(a)(7), § 192.927(b), or § 192.937(c)(7) to use a different integrity assessment method, analytical method, compliance period, sampling approach, pipeline material, or technique (i.e., “other technology”) that differs from that prescribed in those sections, the operator must notify PHMSA at least 90 days in advance of using the other technology. An operator may proceed to use the other technology 91 days after submittal of the notification unless it receives a letter from the Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety informing the operator that PHMSA objects to the proposed use of other technology or that PHMSA requires additional time to conduct its review.

[Amdt. No. 192-125, 84 FR 52244, Oct. 1, 2019, as amended by Amdt. 192-129, 86 FR 63298, Nov. 15, 2021]

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