Dec 15, 2021 4:00 PM
Join Mike LaMont and the TRC Regulatory Team as they discuss the new PHMSA Gas Gathering rule that expands Federal pipeline safety oversight to all onshore gas gathering pipelines. The rule, initiated over 10 years ago, expands the definition of a “regulated” gas gathering pipeline that is more than 50 years old. Topics will include higher-pressure lines that pose a heightened risk in rural areas and their requirements as well as how the rule will, for the first time:
- Apply federal pipeline safety regulations to tens of thousands of miles of unregulated gas gathering pipelines.
- Require pipeline operators to report safety information for all gas gathering lines, representing more than 425,000 additional miles covered by Federal reporting requirements.
- Require all onshore gas gathering pipeline operators to begin filing incident reports and comprehensive annual reports.