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Deregulation at DOT: Direction Unknown

USA - November 13 2017 A year ago, the oil and natural gas industry was preparing comments and responses to several expansive proposed rules issued by the Department of…

Underground Natural Gas Storage IFR Comment Period Reopened

USA - October 20 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced an additional comment period on its December 19…

NAS Recognizes Utility of Performance Based Rules

USA - October 19 2017 In October 2017, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued a pre-publication report on “Designing Safety Standards for High Hazard Industries.”…

DOT Requests Comments on Regulatory Review

USA - October 11 2017 The Department of Transportation formally requested “requested” public comment on existing rules and “other agency actions,” including but not limited…

Judicial Review of PHMSA Order: Limitations of Agency Deference

USA - September 15 2017 The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed several key aspects of a PHMSA Final Order in a recent opinion issued on August 14, 2017. That decision…

PHMSA Offers to Assist Operators Impacted by Hurricane Irma

USA - September 13 2017 In the wake of Hurricane Irma, PHMSA issued a press release regarding hurricane preparedness and response. As operators implemented hurricane…

Trump Nominates CSX Executive to Lead PHMSA

USA - September 11 2017 Donald Trump formally announced Friday that he will nominate Skip Elliott as PHMSA Administrator. Once confirmed by the Senate, Elliott will serve as…