Liquid Pipeline Rule Emphasizes New Safety Requirements

Law360 (October 24, 2019, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration recently finalized a rule that significantly revises certain aspects of liquid pipeline safety regulation under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 195. Nearly nine years in the making, the final rule is intended to address PHMSA and National Transportation Safety Board accident investigation findings from the Marshall Michigan spill in 2010, as well as 2011 and 2016 outstanding congressional mandates and U.S. Government Accountability Office recommendations. 

A version of this rule was initially scheduled for publication in the Federal Register in the last week of the prior presidential administration in 2017. It was held...

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