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Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform

Final rule; withdrawal of enforcement discretion; delay of effective date.

In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, titled "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review," PHMSA delays the effective date of the final rule, "Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform," until March 21, 2021. PHMSA also delays until March 21, 2021, its withdrawal of the March 26, 2019, "Exercise of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Farm Taps" and the unpublished October 27, 2015, letter to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America announcing a stay of enforcement pertaining to certain pressure vessels.

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