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Archived Rulemaking: Transportation of a Hazardous Liquid in Pipelines Operating at 20 Percent or Less of Specified Minimum Yield Strength

55-fr-45822.pdf (857.78 KB)

By exception (49 CFR 195.1(b)(3), the Federal pipeline safety standards governing hazardous liquid pipelines do not apply to pipelines operated at 20 percent or less of the specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) of the pipe. In this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) is soliciting comments and information for evaluation in determining whether and to what extent to remove the exoeption from the regulations. The other exceptions in § 195.1(b) would not be affected. RSPA expects that this rulemaking will determine whether the application of the pipeline safety regulations to such pipelines would assure public safety and environmental protection by minimizing the possibility of accidents.

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Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018