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  • This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule that amends the ``Scope and Compliance'' section of the Drug Testing Rules to revise the applicability requirement with respect to any operator whose employees are located outside the...
  • In this final rule, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) modifies current procedures in its drug testing regulations by requiring a face-to-face evaluation by substance abuse professionals (SAP) for pipeline employees who have either...
  • This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule that excluded from DOT safety regulations producer-operated gas and hazardous liquid pipelines located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) upstream from where operating responsibility...
  • This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule that changes the reporting cycle for facility response plan submissions to five years for operators who are required to submit facility response plans to RSPA. Pipeline operators were...
  • This action proposes to exclude from RSPA's safety regulations for hazardous liquid pipelines low-stress pipelines regulated for safety by the U.S. Coast Guard and certain low-stress pipelines less than one mile long serving plants and terminals....
  • On January 8, 1997, RSPA published a final rule which amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to expand the scope of the regulations to all intrastate transportation of hazardous materials. The intended effect of the January 8, 1997 rule was...
  • This final rule is part of an annual effort by OPS to improve safety by clarifying and updating the pipeline safety regulations. Revisions include updated references to voluntary specifications and standards incorporated by reference, and various...
  • On June 7, 1994, RSPA issued a final rule amending existing regulations for liquid and carbon dioxide pipeline facilities. The rule required the hydrostatic pressure testing of certain older pipelines that were never pressure tested to current...
  • RSPA invites representatives of liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, state and local government, and the public to an open meeting on proposed changes to the LNG regulations. RSPA is drafting amendments to the LNG regulations by replacing substantive...
  • This notice proposes to allow operators of older hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines to elect a risk-based alternative in lieu of the existing rule. The existing rule requires the hydrostatic pressure testing of certain older pipelines. The...
  • This final rule requires operators of natural gas distribution systems to provide certain customers with information about excess flow valves (EFV's). Specifically, customers of new and replaced single residence service lines must be provided written...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) invites representatives of the pipeline industry, state and local government, and the public to an open meeting on the Federal gas pipeline safety regulations on plastic...
  • This document confirms the effective date of the amendments of the direct final rule which extends the time for compliance with the requirements for pressure testing of older hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines.
  • This notice proposes to amend the pipeline safety regulations to provide metric equivalents. The metric equivalents are being provided for informational purposes only. Operators would continue to use the English measures for purposes of compliance and...
  • This announces the next RSPA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. This committee is conducting a negotiated rulemaking to develop a proposed rule on qualification of pipeline employees performing certain safety-related functions on pipelines subject to the...
  • This direct final rule changes the reporting cycle for facility response plan submissions to 5 years for operators who are required to submit facility response plans to RSPA. Pipeline operators were previously required to submit facility response plans...
  • This direct final rule amends the ``Scope and Compliance'' section of the Drug Testing Rules to revise the applicability requirement with respect to any operator whose employees are located outside the territory of the United States.
  • This action restores regulatory text that was removed by a September 2, 1997 direct final rule because interested parties submitted adverse comments on it. In the direct final rule, RSPA removed regulations that require persons who offer, accept for...
  • RSPA is extending until October 1, 1999, the date for mandatory compliance with the Radiation Protection Program (RPP) requirements adopted in the final rule issued September 28, 1995. During this period, RSPA intends to consider in a separate...
  • RSPA is proposing to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to remove Subpart I of 49 CFR Part 172, ``Radiation Protection Program'' and related modal provisions that require persons who offer, accept for transportation, or transport...
  • This document corrects the RIN number of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [Docket RSPA-97-2362; Notice 1], published in the Federal Register on October 29, 1997 (62 FR 56141). In the document heading on page 56141, the RIN number ``RIN 2137-AD05'' is...
  • On August 18, 1997, RSPA published a final rule adopting certain safety standards applicable to cargo tank motor vehicles in liquefied compressed gas service. In response to petitions for reconsideration filed by Farmland Industries, Inc. (Farmland),...
  • RSPA is inviting additional comments concerning proposals to prohibit the transportation of oxidizers in passenger-carrying aircraft and in inaccessible locations on cargo aircraft, as issued by RSPA in a notice of proposed rulemaking on December 30,...
  • This document announces the next meeting of the RSPA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. This committee is conducting a negotiated rulemaking to develop a proposed rule on qualification of pipeline employees performing certain safety-related functions on...
  • This direct final rule (DFR) would implement a provision of a December 10, 1996, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) pipelines...
  • This final rule requires that operators of onshore gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines participate in qualified one-call systems as part of the required excavation damage prevention programs. The rule also limits the current exclusion...
  • RSPA has received and evaluated the 1996 Management Information System (MIS) Data Collection forms for the drug testing of pipeline industry personnel. The RSPA determined that the random positive drug testing rate for pipeline industry for the period...
  • This notice proposes to adopt as a referenced document an industry publication for pipeline leak detection, API 1130, ``Computational Pipeline Monitoring,'' published by the American Petroleum Institute (API). This proposal would require that an...
  • This document establishes fees by voluntary agreement for production certification-related services pertaining to aeronautical products manufactured or assembled outside the United States. In addition, the document outlines the methodology for...
  • This direct final rule extends the time for compliance with the requirements for pressure testing of older hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines. Plans for testing, or establish maximum operating pressure, which were to be completed by December...
  • This action withdraws the direct final rule that excluded from RSPA's safety standards for hazardous liquid pipelines low-stress pipelines regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard and low-stress pipelines less than 1 mile long that serve certain plants and...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) invites representatives of industry, state and local government, and the public to an open meeting on the use of remotely controlled valves (RCVs) on natural gas pipeline facilities. Congress...
  • This final rule corrects editorial errors, makes minor regulatory changes, and in response to requests for clarification, improves the clarity of certain provisions to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The intended effect of this rule is to...
  • RSPA proposes to make miscellaneous amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) based on petitions for rulemaking and RSPA initiative. These proposed amendments are intended to update, clarify or provide relief from certain regulatory...
  • On January 8, 1997, RSPA published a final rule which amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to expand the scope of the regulations to intrastate transportation of hazardous materials. The intended effect of the January 8, 1997 rule is to...
  • On August 18, 1997, RSPA published in the Federal Register a final rule adopting certain safety standards applicable to cargo tank motor vehicles used in liquefied compressed gas service. This advisory guidance identifies a potential safety problem...
  • This document confirms the effective date of the amendments of the direct final rule which incorporated safety requirements for mobile and temporary LNG facilities by referencing National Fire Protection Association (NAPA) Standard 59A (1996 edition),...
  • This document corrects the RIN number of direct final rule [Docket No. PS-151; Amdt. 193-13], published in the Federal Register on February 25, 1997 (62 FR 8402). In the document heading on page 8402, the RIN number ``RIN 2137-AC91'' is changed to read...
  • RSPA is removing Radiation Protection Program regulations and related modal provisions that require the development and maintenance of a written radiation protection program for persons who offer, accept for transportation, or transport radioactive...
  • This document confirms the October 1, 1997 effective date of the direct final rule in this rulemaking docket, published on June 2, 1997. That rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to allow the transportation of certain liquid hazardous...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) invites representatives of the gas and hazardous liquid pipeline industry, state and local government, and the public to an open meeting on pipeline corrosion and corrosion control on Monday,...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration proposes to modify current procedures in its drug testing regulations governing situations in which pipeline employees test positive on a drug test. The proposed changes would require pipeline operators...
  • On December 30, 1996, RSPA proposed to amend the Hazardous Material Regulations to prohibit the carriage of oxidizers, including compressed oxygen, aboard all passenger-carrying aircraft. The effect of this prohibition would be to limit oxidizers to...
  • RSPA is revising and extending requirements issued in an interim final rule (IFR) on February 19, 1997. Revisions are being made to address commenters' concerns particularly in the area of operator attendance requirements and to improve safety. The...
  • In this advance notice of proposed rulemaking, RSPA requests comments concerning the need, if any, for amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations with regard to emergency discharge control features required on cargo tank motor vehicles in liquefied...
  • This direct final rule incorporates safety requirements for mobile and temporary Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities by referencing the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 59A (1996 edition), Standard for the Production, Storage and...
  • In this rule, RSPA is making changes to a final rule published on January 8, 1997, in which RSPA amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations to better identify and communicate the hazards associated with hazardous materials in transportation in...
  • On July 23, 1997, RSPA will meet with representatives of the Boeing Company and other interested parties to discuss requirements concerning the transportation of chemical oxygen generators, including the shipping description and packaging of these...
  • RSPA terminates its proposed rule proceeding on underground gas and hazardous liquid storage facilities. The proceeding yielded information on current safety practices and the extent of safety guidance and state regulation. Considering this...
  • This document confirms the effective date of the amendments of the direct final rule which updated the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regulations by replacing the current ``Flammable vapor-gas dispersion protection'' method with a method based on the...