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DOT Issues Flow Valve Rule

Posted December 07, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a final rule expanding the requirement to install excess flow valves or manual service line shut-off valves on new or replaced service lines used on single-family residences, multifamily residences, and small commercial entities consuming gas volumes not exceeding 1,000 standard cubic feet per hour.


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Re: DOT Issues Flow Valve Rule

12/08/2016 12:11 AM

I noticed the report said, " A customers right to request an EEFV ".

What I didn't see was anywhere in the report that said, " A customers right to not request an EEFV " .

In this respect, it's like your going to get it whether you want it or not.

This is big brothers answer for those dopes who don't have the sense to contact Dig Alert before they drop a spade in the soil.

Once again, we are being protected from ourselves.

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Re: DOT Issues Flow Valve Rule

12/08/2016 8:36 AM

It could be worse:

They could be sticking a Backhoe bucket into a Pipeline in Alabama

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