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NAPSR Compendium of State Pipeline Safety Requirements

The National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (the state pipeline regulators) has recently released a “Compendium of State Pipeline Safety Requirements & Initiatives Providing Increased Public Safety Levels compared to the Code of Federal Regulation” 1st Edition 2011. This document provides a state-by-state breakdown of any requirements that go above and beyond PHMSA requirements.

This compendium includes the detailed sections of the federal pipeline safety code that are exceeded by the local statutes, and highlight hundreds of instances where individual state actions have been taken to improve pipeline safety. Additionally, it shows instances where the state has identified a particular provision as necessary to address a specific situation in the state. This could include, but not be limited to, a history of specific risky practices, a particular problem, or incidents that prompted the initiation of rulemaking, law amendment or issuance of Commission orders; the state’s landscape or geography that has prompted specialized rules; a material defect that perhaps affected a given population of pipelines giving rise to orders for more frequent monitoring or replacement; and/or a greater demand or tolerance by the public in that state for more stringent rules to enhance safety.

The Compendium of State Pipeline Safety can be downloaded from the NAPSR website.