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PHMSA ADB-2019-01 Advisory Bulletin Pipeline Damage from River Flooding

[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0047]

PHMSA issued an advisory bulletin to remind all owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines of the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding and actions that operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in the event of flooding, river scour, and river channel migration. Section 192.613(a) of the pipeline safety regulations (49 CFR parts 190– 199) states that ‘‘each operator shall have a procedure for continuing surveillance of its facilities to determine and take appropriate action concerning changes in class location, failures, leakage history, corrosion, substantial changes in cathodic protection requirements, and other unusual operating and maintenance conditions.” For a copy of the PHMSA’s Advisory Bulletin (ADB-2019-01), contact Jessica Foley.