Opportunities to Participate
Participating and Offering Comments on Pipeline Safety
Frequently, opportunities arise for citizens, local governments, and community groups or agencies to provide public comment and participate in proceedings related to pipeline safety. Often, voices from the pipeline industry are the only ones heard by the federal regulators when proposed changes to rules or information collections are proposed. If you care about these issues, it’s important to weigh in and make your voice heard.
Read some of our own comments submitted over the years by viewing our Policy Library.
If you want more information about how the rulemaking process works, please read our Guide to Pipeline Safety Rulemaking
PENDING FEDERAL RULEMAKINGS
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
PHMSA Public Meeting on CO2 Pipeline Safety (Docket No. PHMSA-2023-0013): As a result of concerns brought to light by the 2020 Denbury CO2 Pipeline failure, PST’s report on CO2 pipeline safety, and the potential buildout of CO2 pipelines as a result of the incentives for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) held a CO2 Pipeline Safety Public Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa on May 31 and June 1, 2023. Notice of this meeting was posted in the Federal Register on April 20, 2023. Comments into this docket are incredibly important as they will help inform PHMSA’s forthcoming rulemaking on CO2 pipelines. Comments submitted to this docket will roll over into the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) docket scheduled to be published in January 2024. It is critically important that comments are posted into this docket sooner rather than later as they will help inform the rulemaking process ahead of the NPRM. The Pipeline Safety Trust has prepared a Guide to Public Comment on this matter.
PENDING STATE RULEMAKINGS
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