dot pipeline compliance news | November 2018
Underwater Inspection Procedures & Inspection Interval Risk Model Updates
2018 has been one of the busiest hurricane seasons in recent history for operators with assets in the Gulf of Mexico and its
inlets subject to 49 CFR 192.612 and 195.413. Because of the strength and number of tropical cyclones in the shallow waters of the
Gulf it may be appropriate to re-evaluate the inspection intervals and risk assessments for shallow water piping. RCP’s proprietary
Underwater Inspection Interval Risk Model analyzes key operator information and the latest storm data tabulated by the National
Hurricane Center, as well as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts, and state game and fisheries department maps
of navigational channels, shipping lanes, anchorage areas and commercial fishing locations to reassess previous risk rankings and
inspection interval timelines.
For more information on RCP's Underwater Inspection Procedure or Inspection Interval Risk Model,
contact Jessica Foley.