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Standards & Rulemakings

Welcome to the Office of Pipeline Safety's (OPS) Standards and Rulemakings page. In addition to information on pipeline safety standards and the agency's rulemakings, you can also find information on special permits, advisory bulletins, state waivers, notices and interpretations of the pipeline safety regulations listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49 Parts 190 to 199.

Latest Rulemakings
 
80 FR 39916
Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification, and Other Pipeline Safety Proposed Changes
 
80 FR 41460
Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences
 
80 CFR 43836
Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs, Action: Final Rule
 
80 FR 29263
Pipeline Safety: Issues Related to the Use of Plastic Pipe in the Gas Pipeline Industry, Action: NPRM
 
80 FR 12762
Pipeline Safety: Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety Regulations, Action: Final Rule
 
80 CFR 168
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Updates, Action: Final Rule
 
78-FR 58897
Pipeline Safety: Update the administrative civil penalty maximums. ACTION: Final rule
 
78 FR 49996
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments, Action: NPRM
 
78 FR 46560
Pipeline Safety: Class Location Requirements, Action: NPRM
 
77 FR 48112
Pipeline Safety: Administrative Procedures; Updates and Technical Corrections; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
 
77 FR 19800
PHMSA 2009-0192; Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Recorded presentation on the NPRM
 
77 FR 5472
PHMSA-2010-0026; Pipeline Safety: Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety Regulations; Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); Extension of comment period.
 
77 FR 5472
PHMSA-2011-0009; Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences; Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM); extension of comment period.
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