PHMSA has indicated that the first of the three gas transmission and gathering final rules (Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related Amendments) has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget for their review. This review can take up to 90 days to complete, but it does not always require that much time. The DOT’s significant rulemaking website lists August 20, 2019 when they expect to publish the final rule in the federal register.
Reminder: PHMSA has split the original gas “mega-rule” into three separate regulations. The first rule includes the congressional mandates and is the only final rule to be submitted to OMB for review.
- Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related Amendments
- Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: Repair Criteria, Integrity Management Improvements, Cathodic Protection, Management of Change, and Other Related Amendments
- Safety of Gas Gathering Pipelines
For more information, contact Jessica Foley.
Gas Mega-Rule Support
Are you ready for the three pending gas transmission and gathering regulations? RCP has been heavily involved throughout this rulemaking process and is ready to assist operators as they get prepared. Whether it’s a deep dive into MAOP records reconfirmation, assessing where your Moderate Consequence Areas exist, reviewing existing pipeline integrity programs, developing action plans to get into compliance, or simply providing training to your team on what’s coming, RCP can help. Visit www.rcp.com or contact Jessica Foley for more information.