The Transitional Years
Pipeline Master Meter Configuration 1
Final Rule for Some Gas Distribution Operators - Dec 2007

In December 2007, PHMSA issued a Final Rule allowing certain gas distribution operators to establish public awareness programs less burdensome than the program envisioned in API RP 1162. Master meter operators and propane operators, whose primary business is not the transportation of gas, are required to develop a written procedure to provide public awareness messages to customers twice annually. Also, if the pipeline system is located on property not controlled by the operator, the same messages must be sent to the person controlling the property twice annually. These public awareness messages are similar to the API RP 1162 messages for customers of gas distribution operators and are listed in Section 192.616(j).

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