On July 1, 2004, the National Transportation Safety Board made the following safety recommendations to the Research and Special Programs Administration: Remove the exemption in 49 Code of Federal Regulations 192.65 (b) that permits pipe to be placed in natural gas service after pressure testing when the pipe can not be verified to have been transported in accordance with the American Petroleum Institute’s recommended practice RP 5L1. (P-04-01) Amend 49 Code of Federal Regulations to require that natural gas pipeline operators (Part 192) and hazardous liquid pipeline operators (Part 195) follow the American Petroleum Institute’s recommended practice RP 5LW for transportation of pipe on marine vessels. (P-04-02) Evaluate the need for a truck transportation standard to prevent damage to pipe, and, if needed, develop the standard and incorporate it in 49 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 192 and 195 for both natural gas and hazardous liquid line pipe. (P-04-03)
In This Issue
- Gas Pipeline Advisory Notice
- DOT Pipeline Compliance / Integrity Assessment Workshop September 28 – 30, 2004 – Houston
- NTSB Recommendations Concerning Pipe Transportation
- Acquiring a pipeline?
- Standards of Performance for Stationary Gas Turbines – Final rule; Amendments
- Need A Security Plan or Audit?
- ASME B31Q Industry Teleconference Recap (July 2, 2004)
- O&M Manual Up-To-Date?
- Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Clarifying and Updating Safety Standards
- Pending Audits?
- Procedural Change for Annual NPMS Submission Updates
- Integrity Management Plan Up-to-Date?
- Gas Pipelines in Liquid Integrity Management Plans
- Need to update your Public Awareness Program?
- Fire Safety Analysis Manual for LP-Gas Storage Facilities
- RCP Services Spotlight � Web Based Regulatory Compliance Management Systems