July 2002

Revised Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incident and Annual Report Forms

RSPA/OPS has revised the incident and annual report forms for natural gas transmission pipelines to improve the usefulness of the reported data. The failure cause categories have been expanded from five to 25 on the incident report. The annual report form includes two new sections: (1) Mileage by decade of installation and (2) mileage by…

Effluent Limitation Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Construction and Development Category; Proposed Rule

EPA is proposing a range of options to address storm water discharges from construction sites. As one option, EPA is proposing technology-based effluent limitation guidelines and standards (ELGs) for storm water discharges from construction sites required to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. As another option, EPA is proposing not to establish ELGs…

Upcoming RCP Seminars

RCP will conduct a 1 day workshop on Pipeline Integrity Management on July 22, 2002, in Houston. This one day workshop is an excellent introduction to the Pipeline Integrity Management regulations, and has been scheduled for the day prior to OPS’s PIM workshop in Houston (note that the OPS workshop will assume that the attendees…

Pipeline Safety: Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Mapping

The Research and Special Programs Administration’s (RSPA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) issued an advisory to gas distribution, gas transmission, and hazardous liquid pipeline systems. Owners and operators should review their information and mapping systems to ensure that the operator has clear, accurate, and useable information on the location and characteristics of all pipes, valves,…