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Pipeline Safety: Pressure Limiting and Regulating Stations Final Rule Goes into effect October 8, 2004

The Research and Special Programs Administration Office of Pipeline Safety (RSPA/OPS) published a direct final rule on May 17th, 2004, that removed an unintended impact of regulations on pressure limiting and regulating stations. The direct final rule modified pressure limits that could have required a reduction in the operating pressure of certain pipelines and been impracticable for other pipelines to meet. The new document confirms the effective date of that direct final rule and goes into effect October 8, 2004.