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Q: As far as the New Valve Rule goes, it does not apply to poly distribution, correct?
A: The New Valve Rule doesn’t apply to any type of gas distribution, including poly lines. It applies to gas transmission and to Hazardous Liquid / CO2 Transmission lines. As a result of the DC Circuit Court vacating other portions of the rule, it is no longer applicable to gas or hazardous liquids gathering pipelines.
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- The deadline to submit written comments in response to PHMSA’s forthcoming NPRM on Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Distribution Pipeline and Other Pipeline Safety Initiatives will have 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. Comments may be filed at https://www.regulations.gov/ Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0046.
- And as a reminder, the “Stay of Enforcement” does not mean regulators don’t expect work toward getting compliance activities in place can be ignored.
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