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Archived Rulemaking: Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline; Damage Prevention Program

47-fr-13818.pdf (1.63 MB)

This final rule implements section 3(a)(2) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. 1672(a)(2)) by requiring gas pipeline operators to have or participate in a damage prevention program to reduce the risk of excavation damage to buried pipelines in populated areas. Excavation damage is the leading cause of gas pipeline accidents.

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Last updated: Friday, August 17, 2018