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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.

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80 CFR 168
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Updates
78-FR 58897
ACTION: Final rule
78 FR 49996
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments
78 FR 46560
Pipeline Safety: Class Location Requirements
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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