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Pennsylvania NPR Construction and Operation of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

[52 Pa. Code Chapter 59 | Docket No. L-2019-3010267]

On July 15, 2021, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) for the construction and operation of hazardous liquid pipelines. The proposed regulations would apply to intrastate pipelines and are primarily a mix of application of PHMSA Advisory Bulletins, industry best practices and the making of certain optional compliance approaches mandatory. There are new requirements for making construction tasks subject to the Operator Qualification program, Land Agents to have one of several professional licenses, a variety of reporting/notification requirements and applying specific engineering practices. For a more detailed review of the proposed regulations contact Jessica Foley.

The Commission is requesting comments on this Notice. Interested parties may submit written comments, via the Commission’s electronic filing system, referencing Docket No. L-2019-3010267 within sixty (60) days from the date the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Order is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. All filings are to be made by e-filing or by electronic mail. This information can be found on the Commission’s website.