April 2022, Vol. 249, No. 4

Features

Rule Adds Protocols for Pipelines Near Sensitive Waterways

P&GJ Staff Report  (Editor’s note: The following article is a summary of recent PHMSA changes to guidances that affect pipelines and the midstream industry.)  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) to the Federal Register in December that designated the Great Lakes, coastal beaches and marine coastal waters as “Unusually Sensitive Areas.”  Brown  The move extended more stringent pipeline Integrity Management Program requirements to hazardous liquid pipelines near such areas.   PHMSA Deputy Administrator Tristan Brown said of

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