Part 196 Excavation Damage Final Rule released by PHMSA

PHMSA has posted the final rule establishing a new Part 196 PROTECTION OF UNDERGROUND PIPELINES FROM EXCAVATION ACTIVITY and amending Part 198 REGULATIONS FOR GRANTS TO AID STATE PIPELINE SAFETY PROGRAM.

The rule becomes effective January 1, 2016.  It has not yet been published in the Federal Register, that should occur sometime before the effective date.

The Final Rule can be downloaded here.

The Regulatory Evaluation can be downloaded here.

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