OPS clarifies compliance dates for new Annual Reporting Requirements for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

The OPS has provided clarification on the reporting deadline for the new final rule 195.49 (Annual Reporting Requirements for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines). The published final rule shows June 15th as the reporting deadline for the previous year. However, the final notice of rulemaking that RSPA published indicated both March 15th and June 15th as deadline requirements. OPS has affirmed that June 15th is the correct date to allow operators sufficient time to report volume info on FERC-6. OPS is accepting early submissions, however, hazardous liquid operators are not required to report until 2005 for 2004 data. The new reporting form can be downloaded from RCP’s website here through the DOT Gateway.