April 2021, Vol. 248, No. 4

Features

New PHMSA Rules Ease Burdens, Maintains Safety

P&GJ Staff Report  The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) re-examination of the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations should ease regulatory burdens on the construction, maintenance and operation of gas transmission, distribution and gathering pipeline systems, according to the final rule in the Federal Register.  Rulemaking  Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform was set forth by PHMSA, which is under the U.S. Department of Transportation, and became effective March 12. The rules will adjust the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations to require fewer reports regarding leaks and incidents, especially those that are low-consequence or no-consequence.

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