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PHMSA Determines Agency Has Jurisdiction Over Weaver's Cove LNG Pipeline Proposal

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) has determined that the agency has jurisdiction over the “pipe in pipe” LNG transfer system proposed by Weaver’s Cove LNG. PHMSA also concluded that the siting requirements for marine
March 28, 2010

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) has determined that the agency has jurisdiction over the “pipe in pipe” LNG transfer system proposed by Weaver’s Cove LNG. PHMSA also concluded that the siting requirements for marine cargo transfer systems, found at 49 C.F.R. part 193, apply to the planned “pipe in pipe” system. Finally, PHMSA directed Weaver’s Cove LNG to develop an alternative model for calculating appropriate exclusion zones along the “pipe in pipe” system, if constructed. Read more in the Herald News (Fall River, Mass.).

Separately, the Herald News also reports that a public forum will discuss the Weaver’s Cove LNG proposal this evening.

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