The State of Louisiana recently published their latest rules for intrastate hazardous liquid pipelines. Louisiana has authority to regulate intrastate gas and liquid pipelines, and publishes their entire regulations under their own regulatory system (as opposed to some other states that just incorporate the federal rules by reference, and then publish their state-specific changes). Affected parties should note that Louisiana did NOT incorporate the risk-based alternatives for pressure testing older hazardous liquid pipelines into their latest regulations.
For a copy of the latest Louisiana hazardous liquid pipeline regulations, please contact Mr. Dan Shelledy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a thorough review of state versus federal pipeline safety jurisdiction (along with a lot of other useful information), attend Day 1 of our upcoming workshop on pipeline regulations as mentioned elsewhere in this newsletter.