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Archived Rulemaking: Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline; Exceptions from Nondestructive Testing of Welds in Transmission Line Repair

51-fr-41634.pdf (425.39 KB)

This amendment modifies an existing rule concerning nondestructive testing of non-strength tested girth welds made in the replacement of damaged transmission lines segments. The amendment clarifies that these girth welds qualify for the same exceptions from testing as now apply to girth welds that are strength tested or are made in the replacement of pipe in transmission lines for reasons other than repair. The effect of the amendment should be to reduce repair costs and speed completion of repairs in transmission lines.

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Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018