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Archived Rulemaking: Amendment of an Operator's Plans or Procedures

54-fr-46684.pdf (251.31 KB)

OPS is proposing to make changes in the procedures and policy by which it addresses deficiencies in procedures and plans. As proposed, OPS would move to part 190 the substance of current § 195.402(b), relating to the process for amending an operator's procedures for conducting normal operations and maintenance activities, and handling abnormal operations and emergencies, making it applicable to gas and LNG pipeline facilities as well as to hazardous liquid pipeline facilities. The amendment process would also be applicable to other plans and procedures required by part 193 and § 199.7. In addition, OPS is proposing to make operators subject to all enforcement sanctions under the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, as amended (NGPSA) (49 App. U.S.C. 1671 et seq.], and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979, as amended (1 ILPSA) (49 App. U.S.C. 2001 et seq.), for failure to maintain al plans and procedures in accordance with applicable requirements.

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Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018