The DOT has proposed revisions to the Gas Pipeline High Consequence Area (HCA) definition, to take into consideration the directional flow of gas along a pipeline route in the event of a major pipeline rupture (think Carlsbad, NM). The HCA definition has evolved significantly since the “official” HCA definition was published on August 6, 2002. The DOT’s latest thoughts are in a document which can be downloaded from RCP’s website here through the Pipeline Integrity Management Gateway. Industry is anxiously awaiting the final version of the HCA definition so that HCA surveys can begin, which are fundamental to gas pipeline integrity management program development.
In This Issue
- DOT Pipeline Compliance Workshop – July 30-31, 2003 – Houston
- O&M Manual Up-To-Date?
- Anomaly Repair Requirements
- Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operator Annual Report Form – Notice and request for comments
- Direct Assessment Market Report 2003
- RCP’s Fantastic 1-Page Version of New SPCC Regulation
- Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Interim final rule
- RP 1162 – Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators – Comment Period
- IMP Inspection Schedule
- Integrity Management Plan Up-to-Date?
- HCA Definition – Latest Proposal
- NPMS Deadline Reminder
- OQ2 compromise – NOT
- Interested in Web-Based Compliance Management Systems?