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PHMSA ADB–2016–01 Damage to Pipelines Caused by Flooding

[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2015-0283]

The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an Advisory Bulletin (ADB–2016–01) to remind all owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines of the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding including actions that operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in the event of flooding, river scour, and river channel migration. Severe flooding can adversely affect the safe operation of a pipeline. Operators need to direct their resources in a manner that will enable them to determine and mitigate the potential effects of flooding on their pipeline systems in accordance with applicable regulations.

For a copy of ADB-2016-01 and the 14 action items recommend by PHMSA, contact Jessica Foley.