The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has made some minor changes to the Gas Integrity Management inspection protocols, based on the 2005 inspection experience.
Some protocols were combined, resulting in the deletion and renumbering of several protocols. Others were edited for corrections or clarification.
- M.02.a was edited to clarify that it applies when a covered segment is located in a State where OPS has an interstate agent agreement.
- D.06.c was moved to D.07.e and edited to indicate it applies to the “pre-assessment and region identification.” The old D.06.c was deleted.
- D.06.c moved to D.08.e and edited to indicate it applies to the “direct assessment.”
- D.06.c was moved to D.09.d and edited to indicate it applies to the “post-assessment.”
For the most current inspection protocols and a summary of the changes, see the Implementing Integrity Management website at http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/gasimp/documents.htm.