Administration Poised to Release Liquid Pipeline Safety Proposal

Frank Vlossak

On September 18, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) Administrator Marie Theresa Dominguez told the Senate Commerce Committee that the agency anticipates publication of the hazardous liquid pipeline safety Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) within the next week. PHMSA began the process of developing this NPRM in 2010, with publication of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) titled “Pipeline Safety: Safety of On-Shore Hazardous Liquid Pipelines”. PHMSA stated that it is “considering whether changes are needed to the regulations covering hazardous liquid onshore pipelines.”


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