Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration September 30, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety Regulations: Response to Petitions for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2015-24763
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On March 11, 2015, PHMSA published a final rule amending the pipeline safety regulations to make miscellaneous changes that updated and clarified certain regulatory requirements. These amendments addressed several subject matter areas, including the performance of post-construction inspections, Type B onshore gas gathering line leak surveys, qualifying plastic pipe joiners, ethanol regulation, pipe transportation, offshore pipeline condition report filing, pressure reduction calculations for hazardous liquid pipeline anomalies, and components fabricated by welding. This final rule responds to petitions for reconsideration of the final rule.