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PHMSA Delivers Proposed Rule On Carbon Pipeline Safety To White House OMB

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Feb. 2 delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget focused on improving the safety of carbon dioxide pipelines. OMB review marks a final stage before a proposed rule is released for public comment.Erin Voegele, Carbon Capture Magazine.

This Proposed rulemaking would amend PHMSA’s Pipeline Safety Regulations (49 CFR parts 190-199) to adopt revisions that would enhance the safe transportation of carbon dioxide by pipelines to accommodate an anticipated increase in the number of carbon dioxide pipelines and volume of carbon dioxide transported. Also, this proposed rulemaking would include requirements related to emergency preparedness and response for carbon dioxide.

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