PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
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Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #114
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FAQ-114: Appendix E
Question: Are Appendix E "must" statements required by rule, or are they merely guidance statements?
Answer: Appendix E to Part 192 is guidance and does not contain requirements. Where "must" is used to provide guidance for what an operator must do to comply with a requirement in the body of Subpart O, then that action may be required as a result of the language in the rule body. Compliance with Appendix E is not required solely because of the use of "must" statements.
These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are intended to clarify, explain, and promote better understanding of the pipeline integrity management rules. These FAQs are not substantive rules and do not create rights, assign duties, or impose new obligations not outlined in the existing integrity management regulations and standards. Requests for informal interpretations regarding the applicability of one or more of the pipeline integrity management rules to a specific situation may be submitted to PHMSA in accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 190.11.
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