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PHMSA Advisory ADB-2016-03 Snow & Ice on Gas Distribution Systems

[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2016-0013]

The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an Advisory Bulletin (ADB-2016-03) to advise owners and operators of petroleum gas and natural gas facilities of the need to take the appropriate steps to prevent damage to pipeline facilities from accumulated snow or ice. Past events on natural gas distribution system facilities appear to have been related to either the stress of snow and ice or the malfunction of pressure control equipment due to ice blockage of pressure control equipment vents.

For a copy of ADB-2016-03, contact Jessica Foley.