We appreciate the opportunity to provide input to help shape the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) upcoming rulemaking on CO2 pipeline safety. Strong safety regulations addressing community and worker concerns will be vital for this industry.
With the expected growth of the carbon management industry in the U.S., some projects will require the construction of new or scaling up of existing CO2 pipelines to safely transport the increased load of CO2 to its final destination. Enforceable pipeline safety regulations should precede and guide such expansion, and new PHMSA rules must ensure that all CO2 pipelines protect workers, communities, and the environment.
See the comments.