On April 16, 2020, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register in the above captioned proceeding. In the NPRM, PHMSA proposed amendments to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations for the safety of hazardous liquid pipelines that would revise the requirements for facility response plans, revise the definition for accidents, and consider repealing, replacing, or modifying other specific regulations. PHMSA also proposed to amend certain recordkeeping requirements in Part 190 which would impact all regulated entities. The intent of these changes is to reduce regulatory burdens and improve regulatory clarity without compromising safety and environmental protection.
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