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Posted: 16 Aug, 2017

PHMSA Rulemakings Update related to Pipeline Leak Detection

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has not released a Significant Rulemaking Report since December 2016 as the agency evaluates rulemakings in accordance with Executive Orders 13771 and 13777.  In July, the Office of Management & Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released an updated Unified Regulatory Agenda providing information on regulations under development by federal agencies.

Pending final rules related to leak and rupture detection

PHMSA Proceeding

OIRA Estimated Publication

Previous OIRA Estimated Publication

Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines (NPRM issued October 2015)

December 2017

Advanced copy released January 13; withdrawn from Federal Register publication January 24

Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards

September 2017

May 2017

 

Source: National Law Review

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