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PHMSA Revised O&M Enforcement Guidance

On October 30, 2014 The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted updated guidance for inspectors to use during inspections for Gas and Liquid Operations Manuals. This guidance is meant to help with consistency in inspections. The guidance describes the practices used by PHMSA inspectors and other enforcement personnel when undertaking their official duties. This document is not meant to create any new legal obligations and regulation is still the controlling factor. Changes to the guidance from the previous version include: updating the interpretation summaries; addition of Advisory Bulletins and updating probable violations. Additional guidance was added from Final Orders issued as a result of previous incidents / inspections.

For a copy of PHMSA’s O&M Enforcement Guidance document, please contact Jessica Foley.