December 2012

API/AOPL Pipeline Performance Tracking System (PPTS) Workshop January 29, 2013 – Houston, TX

The API/AOPL Data Mining Team (DMT) will host the bi-annual Pipeline Performance Tracking System (PPTS) workshop on January 29, 2013 in Houston, TX. The workshop will be hosted at the RCP offices in Houston, TX and also via Live-Meeting. The PPTS workshop is open to all current and prospective PPTS participants. Covered topics include: what…

PHMSA Technical Advisory Committee Meetings December 11-13, Washington, DC

On November 27, 2012, in the Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced meetings of the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee and the Gas Liquid Advisory Committee, also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee and the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee. The meetings will be held at the…

MAOP Exceedance Reporting

The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has requested that States share the information below to those operators with gas transmission assets in the pipeline industry. Please review your internal reporting procedures and modify to capture the information outlined below. The passage below was included in Section 23 of the federal “Pipeline Safety,…

PHMSA Advisory Bulletin (ADB–2012–10) Pipeline Safety: Using Meaningful Metrics in Conducting Integrity Management Program Evaluations

[Docket No. PHMSA–2012–0279] The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2012-10 to remind operators of gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities of their responsibilities, under Federal integrity management regulations, to perform evaluations of their integrity management programs using meaningful performance metrics. ADB-2012-10 outlines 11 key elements for these evaluations.…