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Notice of Public Comment and Meeting: Waiver Extension

Notice of Public Comment and Meeting: Waiver Extension

Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS), intends to grant an extension to an existing waiver concerning the frequency of pipeline integrity reassessments conducted by CenterPoint Energy Resources Corporation (CPE) on certain natural gas transmission pipeline facilities jurisdictional to 49 CFR Part 192.  Additional information and files can be found here:

CenterPoint Energy Waiver Extension Public Meeting Agenda 2018
CenterPoint Energy Waiver Extension Application 2018
CenterPoint Energy Replacement Plan Map 2018
MNOPS CPE Metro Belt Line Waiver Extension Public Notice 2018
MNOPS Waiver Extension 2018 - Draft
MNOPS Waiver Letter to PHMSA 2018 - Draft

Written comments will be accepted at the address below until 4:30 P.M. on July 30, 2018.

Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 147
St. Paul, MN 55101-5147
Phone: (651) 201-7230

A public meeting/ hearing will be held at the address below from 3 to 4:30 P.M. on Friday, July 27, 2018.  

State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room: 300S
St. Paul, MN 55155

MNOPS Alert Notice 01-2018

​This Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS) Alert Notice informs pipeline operators to review their operations and maintenance procedures, processes, recordkeeping, and operator qualifications training to ensure compliance with the following applicable codes:

  • 49 CFR §192.703 – Maintenance: General
  • 49 CFR §192.727 – Abandonment or deactivation of facilities.
  • 49 CFR §192.747 – Valve maintenance: Distribution systems.