The federal pipeline safety laws allow a pipeline operator to request PHMSA to waive compliance with any part of the federal pipeline safety regulations. The DOT has published a notice to provide a list of requests they have received from pipeline operators seeking relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. Included with the list of waiver requests, PHMSA provided notice that they are changing what they will call a decision granting such a request to a “special permit”. At the conclusion of the each waiver comment period, PHMSA will evaluate each request individually to determine whether to grant a special permit or deny the request.
In This Issue
- DOT Pipeline Compliance Workshop – March 29, 2007
- API Pipeline Conference, April 17 – 18
- PHMSA Administrator promoted and Deputy Administrator of PHMSA Announced
- Pending Audits?
- DOT Special Permits
- Texas Drafts Proposal to Incorporate Production Facilities Into Pipeline Regulations
- Has the new Gas Gathering definition affected your pipelines?
- PHMSA Publishes R&D; Forum Presentations
- Integrity Management Services
- USCG Issues Guidance on Vessel and Facility Response Plans
- Need to Update your Response Plan (FRP, ICP or OSRP)?
- API RP 1165 – Recommended Practice for Pipeline SCADA Displays – now published
- API RP 1162 Seminar Offered by Paradigm