September 2020, Vol. 247, No. 9

Government

PHMSA Ratifies Industry Requestion MAOP

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule in mid-July granting transmission pipelines the changes they requested after publication of a big final rule last October titled, “Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related Amendments.”  After that rule was published, a number of industry groups asked for the agency to reconsider a couple of key provisions, especially the one requiring companies to reconfirm maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) in certain circumstances, which says operators do not have to reconfirm MAOP of pipeline segments if they have traceable, verifiabl

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