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Misc. Texas Pipeline Safety Rule Changes

The State of Texas has made miscellaneous changes to their pipeline safety rules applicable to intra-state pipeline operators. These include:

  • A statement that Pipeline Safety Program Fees “shall not be billed to a state agency, as that term is defined in Texas Utilities Code, §101.003”.
  • Clarification that written reports are required for incidents that “resulted in unintentional gas ignition requiring emergency response”.
  • Clarification that reports are required when the incident “could reasonably be judged by the operator as significant because of location, rerouting of traffic, evacuation of any building, media interest, etc., even though it does not meet subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), or (D) of this paragraph”.