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Texas Eastern Transmission, LP
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30" System and CRP System Operational Advisory -- UPDATE 2

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Texas Eastern (TE) is providing the following update on its 30-inch pipeline system between its Kosciusko and Uniontown segment.

As previously posted, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an Amended Corrective Action Order (ACAO) on June 1, 2020 impacting TE's Lines 10, 15, and 25 between Kosciusko to Uniontown (30" System). In late December 2020, TE had completed the work identified in its Remedial Work Plan (RWP) and PHMSA temporarily approved TE's ability to recommence operations at its full maximum operating pressure (MOP). Subsequently, in the most recent approval process, PHMSA suspended its renewal of TETLP's temporary request to remain at its full MOP and thus TE was required to reinstate a 20% pressure restriction on Lines 10 and 15 between Kosciusko and Uniontown effective June 1, 2021.

Leading up to the suspension of the renewal, as part of TE's comprehensive integrity program across its system, TE has been inspecting its system for numerous types of threats which pipelines may be subject to using specific in-line inspection tools designed to look for each type of threat. In compliance with the ACAO, TE reported an anomaly feature that was identified during a recent EMAT tool run. Following the identification of the anomaly, PHMSA suspended its renewal of TE temporary request to remain at its full MOP between Kosciusko and Uniontown while PHMSA works to further understand and evaluate the findings of the EMAT tool run and how that finding could impact other Line 10 and Line 15 segments along the 30" system.

TE continues to meet regularly with PHMSA and is in the process of conducting an engineering analysis to address PHMSA's concerns to support a return to service and will continue to do so over the next several weeks. At this time, TE anticipates that the earliest the 30-inch pipeline between Kosciusko and Uniontown will be returned to full service would be late 3rd Quarter of 2021. TE understands the importance of returning its system back to full service as soon as possible, and endeavors to provide a more exact timeframe and potential scope of work by the end of the month.

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