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Comments Posted by the TRRC on Proposed Pipeline Regulations

Comments have been posted in the Railroad Commission of Texas website in response to recently proposed pipeline regulations (16 TAC §§8.206, 8.207, 8.208) regarding risk-based leak inspection, leak grading, and mandatory removal and replacement program for compression couplings used for gas distribution pipelines. A public meeting was held in January to discuss the proposed rule. Some of the comments request a delay in in the final rulemaking process to ensure there are no conflicts with the pending federal regulations on gas distribution integrity management. Other comments were concerned that the repair and leak classification criteria are more strenuous than the GPTC standards. To read the comments submitted, go to the following website: