Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration: Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas (Gas Transmission Pipelines), GAO-04-351R, B-293516, December 22, 2003
B-293516: Dec 22, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Transportation (DOT). It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on December 15. Whichever is later. 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(3)(A). The rule was published in the Federal Register on December 15. Was received by Congress on December 4. The rule does not have the required 60-day delay in its effective date. Our Office has been advised by DOT that a correction to the effective date allowing the 60-day delay will be published shortly in the Federal Register. Enclosed is our assessment of the DOT's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule.