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PHMSA Issues Advisory Bulletin to Owners and Operators of Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

Pipeline Safety: Deactivation of Threats

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), April 4, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an Advisory Bulletin to inform owners and operators of gas transmission pipelines that the PHMSA has developed guidance on threat identification and the minimum criteria for deactivation of threats, as established by a previously issued rule. This Advisory Bulletin also provides guidance to gas transmission pipeline operators regarding documenting their rationale of analyses, justifications, determinations, and decisions related to threat deactivation. 

Click here to view the Advisory Bulletin in the Federal Register.

Click here to read the full article from Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).


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