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Accident Reporting Revisions – Effective Date Correction

The Research and Special Programs Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 8, 2002, regarding changes to the reporting requirements for hazardous liquid pipeline accidents (reference our January, 2002 newsletter). The effective date of this rule was inadvertently published as January 1, 2002. The correct effective date of this final rule is February 7, 2002. The DOT is encouraging operators to use the new reporting criteria for spills starting January 1, 2002, but the new criteria are not officially required to be used until February 7.