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PHMSA Gives Gas Pipe Operators More Time to Meet Safety Rules

April 22, 2020, 10:40 PM

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to temporarily suspend enforcement regarding new safety regulations for gas transmission pipeline operators due to pandemic.

  • Agency says pipeline operators continuing to have “personnel and other resource constraints” caused by coronavirus emergency
  • Allows operators until the end of the year to comply with deadlines before PHMSA resumes normal enforcement
  • Under new safety regulations, pipeline operators previously had until July 1 to meet certain compliance deadlines

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