The most recent amendments to the Pipeline Safety Act became effective two years ago. Those amendments called for new studies and rulemaking, on issues ranging from verification of MAOP/MOP, potential changes to the identification of HCAs and/or Class Locations, new construction oversight, water crossing standards, and more.
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In a growing trend, PHMSA has recently awarded substantive grants for pipeline safety research to numerous universities, consultants, and local pipeline safety groups.  Collectively, these grants highlight the Agency’s increased focus on improved technologies for detecting pipeline defects, pipeline construction quality assurance and quality control, and public awareness education and training.
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