The Federal Register will be publishing three new Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) rules on October 1, 2019. These rules include the much-anticipated natural gas maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) verification; traceable, verifiable, and complete (TVC) records; and Moderate Consequence Areas (MCAs); in addition to the hazardous liquid rule that was almost published in 2016. A synopsis of the rules is included below with a link to the Federal Register page for each.
Gas Transmission – Mega Rule Part One: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20306/pipeline-safety-safety-of-gas-transmission-pipelines-maximum-allowable-operating-pressure
Hazardous Liquid Rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20458/pipeline-safety-safety-of-hazardous-liquid-pipelines
Emergency Order Rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/01/2019-20308/pipeline-safety-enhanced-emergency-order-procedures
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