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FERC Final Rule Natural Gas Act Pipeline Maps

[Docket No. RM14-21-000; Order No. 801]

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Final Rule, revising 18 CFR Part 154 regulations concerning interstate natural gas pipeline maps. As proposed in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (see related article in the “DOT Pipeline News” August 2014 edition), FERC is permanently eliminating the requirements that pipelines include system maps in their tariffs and must file to update those tariff maps by April 30 of any year following a major system change. As further proposed in the NOPR, FERC is retaining the requirement that pipelines maintain a system map on their internet Web sites, revising the regulations to require pipelines to update the online maps no later than the end of the next calendar quarter after a major system change.

Final Rule Effective Date: March 17, 2015.

For a copy of FERC’s Final Rule, contact Jessica Foley.