Industry and Regulatory Updates
2015 PHMSA GAS TRANSMISSION AND GAS GATHERING ANNUAL REPORTS
Operators should have received a reminder from Donald Taylor, US Department of Transportation, that Calendar Year 2015 Gas Transmission and Gas Gathering Annual Reports are due by March 15, 2016.
The reports can be submitted through the PHMSA Portal at https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline. If you have difficulty with the portal you can e-mail InformationResourcesManager@dot.gov or contact Pipeline Accident Prevention Service (PAPS) for assistance.
Adoption of Amendments to 16 TAC §3.70, relating to Pipeline Permits Required
WASHINGTON - The Texas Railroad Commission has adopted amendments to its pipeline permits rule, 16 TAC Sec. 3.70. The amendments require pipeline companies to submit documentation to support their claim that they will operate the line as a common carrier or gas utility.