Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Exemption Applications
In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of exemption applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified.
Pipeline Safety: Petition for Waiver; Northern Natural Gas Company
Northern Natural Gas Company (NNG) petitioned the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) for a waiver from the requirements of 49 CFR 192.625(b)(3), Ordorization of gas. This section requires that a transmission line located in a Class 3 or Class 4 location that transports a combustible gas in a distribution line must contain a natural odorant or be odorized so that the gas is readily detectable by a person with a normal sense of smell unless, in the case of a lateral line which transports gas to a distribution center, at least 50 percent of the line is in a Class 1 or Class 2 location.
Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; Columbia Gas Transmission
The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is granting Columbia Gas Transmission's (Columbia) petition for a waiver of the pipeline safety regulations to install fiberglass reinforced polyethylene pipe in its high pressure natural gas storage field operations.