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September 13, 2011

Special Focus: Utility Services

This Special Focus section highlights information of interest to our utility services and pipeline company customers, including PHMSA news, trenching safety tips and our new collection of utility marking signs, labels and posts.

New Pipeline Safety Requirements Needed? 

Gas Pipeline MarkerThe U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is seeking information on whether or not to propose new safety requirements for gas transmission pipelines. Considerations include requirements reducing the operating pressure for some pipelines built before 1970 and previously exempt from other requirements.

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