[Docket No. PHMSA-2008-0211]
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2010-01 advising owners and operators of gas pipeline facilities and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities that the incident/accident report forms for their pipeline systems were recently revised and should be used for all incidents/accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2010. The forms for Gas Distribution Systems, Gas Transmission and Gathering Systems, and Hazardous Liquid Systems include:
- PHMSA Form F 7100.1, Incident Report-Gas Distribution Pipelines
- PHMSA Form F 7100.2, Incident Report-Gas Transmission and Gathering Systems
- PHMSA Form F 7000-1-Accident Report for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems
PHMSA requires that an operator of a covered pipeline facility
file a written report within 30 days of certain adverse events, defined by
regulation as either an incident (49 CFR 191.1-191.27 for gas pipelines) or
accident (49 CFR 195.48-195.63 for liquid pipelines).
Until PHMSA completes development of a new electronic online data entry system for the new forms (approximately March 1, 2010) operators should file hard copy forms for incidents/accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2010. Copies of the new forms and instructions are available on the PHMSA website at: http://phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/forms or http://opsweb.phmsa.dot.gov/.
Hard copy forms should be submitted to the attention of the Information Resources Manager at the address listed in the instructions. As an alternative, completed forms that include signatures may be submitted to the Information Resources Manager by e-mail to Jamerson.Pender@dot.gov. Any questions regarding this new requirement can be directed to the Office of Pipeline Safety operator helpline at 202-366-8075.