December 2018, Vol. 245, No. 12



Change of Class Location Draws Opposition Citizen organizations and state regulators are opposing interstate pipeline efforts to convince federal regulators to provide an alternative to the class location system, which requires pipelines to take steps when there is population growth around a pipeline.   The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) wants the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to, in effect, expand class location safety requirements, which it considers outdated, by allowing an integrity assessment option for managing class location changes for instances in which class locations change from Class 1 to Class 3 and Class 2 to Class 4. P

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