May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

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PHMSA Extends Comment Period for Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) pushed back the deadline for comments on the proposed natural gas transmission rule until July 7. The proposed regulations would update critical safety requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines and expand risk-based safety practices to pipelines located in areas where incidents could have serious consequences. The 30-day extension allows more time for review of the proposed changes, made available to the public March 17, nearly three weeks prior to publication in the Federal Register on April 8. “The proposed regulations address the emerging needs of America’s natural gas pipeline system and include commonsens

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