On January 13, 2004, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) published a notice seeking public comments on a proposed renewal of an information collection for Incorporation by Reference of Industry Standard on Leak Detection. This information collection requires hazardous liquid pipeline operators who have leak detection systems to maintain records of those systems. Pipeline safety regulations do not require hazardous liquid pipeline operators to have computer-based leak detection systems. However, if these operators choose to acquire such software-based leak detection systems they must adhere to the American Petroleum Institute API 1130 when operating, maintaining and testing their existing software-based leak detection systems. The testing information of these systems must be maintained by hazardous liquid pipeline operators.
Comments on this notice must be received no later than March 15, 2004 to be assured of consideration [Docket RSPA-98-4957; Notice 04-01].