November 2020, Vol. 247, No. 11


Interstates Worry About Inspecting Farm Taps

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor WASHINGTON (P&GJ) — Will transmission pipelines now have to worry about complying with distribution pipeline regulations in addition to their own? That is the concern with one of the key provisions in a proposed rule from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).  The proposal includes a number of very technical changes to rules aimed at, according to the agency, easing “regulatory burdens on the construction, operation and maintenance of gas transmission, distribution and gathering pipeline systems.” The provision that concerns interstate pipelines concerns “farm taps,” individual service lines

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