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IURC Rulemaking #22-02 Amending 170 IAC 5-3 (Minimum Pipeline Safety Standards)

LSA #22-324

Rulemaking Docket

The Rulemaking Docket can be found here: Rulemaking Docket.

Subject Matter of Rule

Amends 170 IAC 5-3 concerning minimum pipeline safety standards to incorporate new federal pipeline safety standards, to require the maintenance of records until the next applicable inspection, to require certain types of operator qualification training, to require the maintenance of maximum allowable operating pressure records for the life of the pipeline, to require responses to the Division’s areas of concern, and to define electrical isolation.

Rulemaking Status

1. Rule Development
2. Approval of Exception from Rulemaking Moratorium
3. Notice of Intent to Adopt a Rule
4. Approval of Fiscal and Financial Impact
5. Proposed Rule
6. Public Hearing and Public Comment
7. Final Rule
8. State Review
9. Effective Rule


To view notices and documents related to this rulemaking, please click here.

Comment Time Period

The comment period for public comments on the proposed rule is open from January 18, 2023, to February 24, 2023.

How to Submit Comments

If you have any questions or would like to submit comments related to this rulemaking, please contact Assistant General Counsel Jeremy Comeau:

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
101 West Washington Street, Suite 1500E
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-2102 | Email

Public Comments Received

To view public comments about this rulemaking, please click here.

Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that on February 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., at the PNC Center, 101 West Washington Street, IURC Conference Center, Judicial Courtroom 224, Indianapolis, Indiana, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will hold a public hearing regarding this rulemaking, RM 22-02, LSA 22-324.

Email notification

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Relevant Scientific and Technical Findings