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Natural Gas Pipeline and Underground Storage: Recent Developments in Pipeline Safety

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This Client Alert notes two recent updates in the area of natural gas pipeline and underground natural gas storage safety. Latham & Watkins will continue to provide updates as additional events unfold in this area of rapid...more

PHMSA Sets Standards to Enhance Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On December 14, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a division of the Department of Transportation (DOT), issued an Interim Final Rule (the “IFR”) to implement safety standards for the...more

PHMSA Sets Safety Standards for Underground Gas Storage Facilities

by Morgan Lewis on

Operators of underground storage facilities will need to assess the operational safety of their facilities and document the implementation of safety solutions....more

PHMSA Issues Interim Final Rule on Underground Natural Gas Storage Safety - Incorporation of Industry Recommended Practices to...

by King & Spalding on

On December 14, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR or Rule) addressing critical safety issues related to downhole facilities, including wells, wellbore...more

What To Know About PHMSA's New Emergency Authority Rule - October 2016

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Law360, New York (October 24, 2016, 11:47 AM EDT) -- On Oct. 14, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published an interim final rule (IFR) establishing procedures to implement new imminent hazard...more

PHMSA Implements New Emergency Safety Authority Effective Immediately

by Bracewell LLP on

On October 3, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) establishing when and how it will issue Emergency Orders to address imminent safety hazards across...more

Pipeline Safety: PHMSA Releases New Rule on Emergency Authority

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On Monday, October 3, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released an interim final rule (IFR) establishing procedures to implement new imminent hazard authority created by the PIPES Act...more

PHMSA Implements Authority to Issue Emergency Orders

by Morgan Lewis on

Interim Final Rule allows the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to respond immediately to unsafe conditions or practices that pose an imminent hazard to public health and safety or to the...more

PIPES Act Puts More Priorities in PHMSA’s Regulatory Pipeline

by King & Spalding on

On June 22, 2016, the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (PIPES Act) was signed into law. The new law reauthorizes the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...more

President Obama Signs PIPES Act of 2016, Reauthorizing PHMSA and Introducing New Mandates for Oil and Gas Pipeline Programs

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed a bill reauthorizing the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) oil and gas pipeline programs through 2019. Obama’s final stamp on the Protecting our...more

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Reauthorized

by Morgan Lewis on

The newly enacted legislation further bolsters PHMSA’s growing oversight of storage and pipeline transport facilities. On June 22, US President Barack Obama signed the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and...more

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