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A rulemaking is the name given to the process followed by Federal Departments to formulate, amend, or repeal a regulation. The rulemaking process generally consists of a proposed rule stage and a final rule stage. Below is a list of recently published pipeline safety final rules.

Recently Published Final Rules
 
76 FR 35130 Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors; Change in Implementation Period Jun 16, 2011
 
76 FR 25576 Pipeline Safety: Applying Safety Regulations to All Rural Onshore Hazardous Liquid Low - Stress Lines May 5, 2011
 
76 FR 5494 Pipeline Safety: Mechanical Fitting Failure Reporting Requirements Feb 1, 2011
 
75 FR 72878 - Final Rule PHMSA-2008-0291; Pipeline Safety: Updates to Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Reporting Requirements Nov 26, 2010
 
75 FR 48593 - Final Rule PHMSA-2008-0301; Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Edits Aug 11, 2010
 
75 FR 5536 PHMSA-2007-27954: Amdt. Nos. 192-112 and 195-93; CORRECTION: Control Room Management/Human Factors Final Rule; Effective Date April 14, 2009. Feb 3, 2010
 
75 FR 5244 PHMSA-RSPA-2004-19854: Amdt. 192-113; CORRECTION: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines. Effective Date: This Final Rule is effective - February 2, 2010. Feb 2, 2010
 
74 FR 63906 PHMSA-RSPA-2004-19854: Amdt. 192-113; Pipeline Safety: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines. Effective Date: This Final Rule is effective - February 2, 2010. Dec 4, 2009
 
74 FR 63310 PHMSA-2007-27954: Amdt. Nos. 192-112 and 195-93; Control Room Management/Human Factors Final Rule; Effective Date April 14, 2009. Dec 3, 2009
 
74 FR 62503 PHMSA-2009-0265: Editorial Amendments to the Pipeline Safety Regulations. Effective Date: This Final Rule is effective - January 29, 2010. Nov 30, 2009
 
74 FR 17099 PHMSA-2008-0334; Pipeline Safety: Incorporation by Reference Update: American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards 5L and 1104; Direct Final Rule; Effective Date April 14, 2009. Apr 14, 2009
 
74 FR 2889 PHMSA-2007-0033; Pipeline Safety: Administrative Procedures, Address Updates, and Technical Amendments; Final Rule; Effective Date February 17, 2009. Jan 16, 2009
 
73 FR 79002 - Final Rule PHMSA-2005-21305; Pipeline Safety: Polyamide-11 (PA-11) Plastic Pipe Design Pressures; Final Rule; Effective Date December 24, 2008. Dec 24, 2008
 
73 FR 62148 - Final Rule PHMSA-2005-23447; Standards for Increasing the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure for Gas Transmission Pipelines; Final Rule; Effective Date November 17, 2008. Oct 17, 2008
 
73 FR 31634 - Final Rule PHMSA–RSPA–2003–15864; Protecting Unusually Sensitive Areas From Rural Onshore Hazardous Liquid Gathering Lines and Low-Stress Lines; Final Rule; Effective Date July 3, 2008. Jun 3, 2008
 
73 FR 16562 - IFR PHMSA–2007–0033; Administrative Procedures, Address Updates, and Technical Amendments; Interim final rule and request for comments; Effective Date 4/28/2008 Mar 28, 2008
 
72 FR 20055 - Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Design and Construction Standards To Reduce Internal Corrosion in Gas Transmission Pipelines Apr 23, 2007
 
72 FR 4655 - Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards: Amdt. 192-103; 195-86 Feb 1, 2007
 
71 FR 33402 - Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards: Amdt. 192-103; 193-19; 195-86 Apr 9, 2006
 
71 FR 13289 - Final Rule Gas Gathering Line Definition; Alternative Definition for Onshore Lines and New Safety Standards Mar 15, 2006
 
70 FR 61571 - Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Standards for Direct Assessment of Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines: Amdt. 192-101; 195-85 Oct 25, 2005
 
70 FR 35041 - Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Operator Public Awareness Program; Correction: Amdt. 192-99; 195-83 Jun 16, 2005
 
70 FR 35042 - Final Rule Correction: Spill response planning requirements Jun 16, 2005
 
70 FR 34693 - Direct Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualifications; Statutory Changes Jun 15, 2005
 
70 FR 28833 - Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Operator Public Awareness Program: Amdt. 192-99; 195-83 May 19, 2005
 
70 FR 11135 - Final Rule Agency Reorganization: Nomenclature Change and Technical Amendment: Amdt. NA Mar 8, 2005
 
70 FR 10332 - Direct Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualifications; Statutory Changes: Amdt. 192-100; 195-84 Mar 3, 2005
 
70 FR 8734 - Final Rule Spill response planning requirements Feb 23, 2005
 
70 FR 8299 - Final Rule PHMSA established; Delegation of Powers and Duties Feb 18, 2005
 
70 FR 3147 - Direct Final Rule Editorial correction to the definition of "transmission line" Jan 21, 2005
 
69 FR 36024 - Final Rule Passage of Internal Inspection Devices Jun 28, 2004
 
69 FR 29903 - Final Rule April 6, 2004, correction rule, RSPA/OPS amended the definition of ''high consequence areas''. May 26, 2004
 
69 FR 27861 - Final Rule Concerning the operation and capacity of existing pressure limiting and regulating stations on pas pipelines. May 17, 2004
 
69 FR 11330 - Final Rule Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Clarifying and Updating Safety Standards Mar 10, 2004
 
69 FR 537 - Final Rule Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operator Annual Reports Jan 6, 2004
 
68 FR 75455 - Final Rule Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (MIS) Reporting Dec 31, 2003
 
68 FR 53526 - Final Rule Recommendations To Change Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Sep 11, 2003
 
61 FR 831 - Final Rule Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Accident Reporting Revisions Feb 8, 2002
 
67 FR 2136 - Final Rule Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas (Hazardous Liquid Operators with 500 or more miles of pipeline) Jan 16, 2002
 
65 FR 4770 - Final Rule Adoption of Consensus Standards for Breakout Tanks, 49 CFR Part 195 Feb 1, 2000
 
64 FR 47157 - Final Rule Correction Underwater Abandoned Pipeline Facilities. Aug 30, 1999
 
64 FR 46853 - Final Rule Pipeline Safety: Qualification of Pipeline Personnel, 49 CFR Parts 192 and 195 Aug 27, 1999
 
64 FR 16882 - Final Rule Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Repair Apr 7, 1999
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