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

50-fr-48811.pdf (629.97 KB)

The Federal hazardous liquid pipeline safety standards do not apply to gathering lines in rural areas. The lack of specificity in this exception became apparent when these standards were proposed to be extended to intrastate pipelines, which include a large number of rural gathering lines. This notice proposes new definitions for the terms "production facility", "gathering line" and "rural area" to clearly identify the gathering lines that are not subject to the standards.

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Last updated: Friday, August 17, 2018