PHMSA Responds to AGA’s Petitions on the Plastic Pipe Regulation

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In March 2019, PHMSA responded to AGA’s petition which asked PHMSA to revise implementation timeframes for Category 1 fittings that were not readily available and grant operators additional time to update existing procedures, train and qualify personnel, revise purchasing specifications and material installation instructions, and to implement new programs. In their response, PHMSA proposed alternate timeframes which generally aligned with AGA’s recommendations.

In August 2019, AGA also filed a second petition with PHMSA to consider the use of alternate heat fusion standards. In its letter to PHMSA, AGA noted that while the preamble of the final regulation…Read More

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