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Global Information Systems: PHMSA Regulation Changes & Evolving Industry Standards
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released two major changes to the regulations governing natural gas transmission pipelines over the last year. The “Mega Rule” and the “Final Rule” could have major impacts on natural gas pipeline operators if they are not prepared to comply with the new rules.
The PHMSA Mega Rule went into effect on July 1, 2021, with the goal to increase natural gas pipeline safety. The rule significantly increased regulations on natural gas transmission pipelines. The result of the increase in regulation requires operators to have significantly higher data management and reporting standards to ensure compliance.
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