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Swimming Upstream Part II: New Incident and Annual Reporting Requirements for Rural Gas Gathering Lines

In our last article, we introduced the recently finalized New Rule of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), which expands safety and reporting requirements to previously unregulated onshore gas gathering lines.[1] PHMSA has now dubbed those previously unregulated lines Type C, for new safety and reporting requirements, and Type R, for new reporting … Continue Reading

Swimming Upstream: PHMSA Extends Reporting and Safety Regulations for Onshore Gas Gathering Lines

Alexander K. Obrecht and Aidan Slavin The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently finalized the second of three gas transmission and gathering-line safety rules, originating out of a nearly 10-year rulemaking.[1] The focus of the New Rule: extending reporting and, for certain specifications, safety requirements to previously unregulated onshore gas gathering lines. Practically, … Continue Reading
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