June 2015, Vol. 242, No. 6

Features

Changes to PHMSA Rules Affect Wide Range of Inspections, Reports

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a new final rule amending the pipeline safety regulations for both gas (§192) and liquid (§195) in multiple subject areas. The final rule also made several editorial changes in the regulations. The changes are effective Oct. 1. Areas addressed included post-construction inspections, leak surveys of Type B onshore gas gathering lines, qualifying plastic pipe joiners, regulation of ethanol, transportation of pipe, filing of offshore pipeline condition reports and calculation of pressure reductions for hazardous liquid pipeline anomalies. PHMSA modified the gas and haza

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