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Archived Rulemaking: Transportation of Liquids by Pipeline; Offshore pipeline facilities; correction

40-fr-43740.pdf (1.02 MB)

The safety standards in Part 195 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations govern the transportation by pipeline in interstate and foreign commerce of petroleum, petroleum products and various other" hazardous materials. Part 195 presently applies to both onshore and offshore pipelines. Exploration and development of petroleum resources in offshore areas are currently being expanded to meet increased energy needs. Additionally. plans for the construction of deepwater ports on the Outer Continental Shelf are being developed. In view of these developments the Materials Transportation Bureau (MTB) is considering amending the following sections of Part 195 to more clearly delineate the applicability of Part 195 to offshore liquid pipelines and to better assure the safe operation of such pipelines:

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Last updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2018