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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-24174.pdf (640.63 KB)

This proposed amendment would change the codified rule governing nondestructive testing of grith welds made in the replacement of damaged transmission line segments. The amendment would apply to these girth welds the same exceptions from testing as now apply to girth welds made in the replacement of pipe in transmission lines for reasons other than repair or in the replacement of pipe in other types of pipelines. The exceptions would reduce repair costs and speed completion of repairs in transmission lines. 

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Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018