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Archived Rulemaking: Transportation of Hazardous Liquids; Gathering Lines In Rural Areas

51-fr-15005.pdf (1.01 MB)

The Federal hazardous liquid pipeline safety standards do not apply to gathering lines in rural areas. The lack of specificity in this exception makes it difficult to apply the standards to intrastate pipeline, which include a large number of rural gathering lines. This final rule adopts new definitions for the terms "gathering line," "production facility," and "rural area" to clearly identify the gathering lines that are not subject to the standards.

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Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018