July 2007

TRRC Proposed Rulemaking – Re-adopt Chapter 8, Pipeline Safety Regulations

The Railroad Commission of Texas filed a notice of intention to review and re-adopt 16 TAC Chapter 8 relating to Pipeline Safety Regulations. This review is being conducted in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. The agency’s reasons for adopting these rules continue to exist. The comment period ended on June 25, 2007. The status…

TRRC Issues Final Rule: Chapter 18 – Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention

The Texas Railroad Commission (TRRC) adopted Chapter 18, Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention, as part of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), and was published in the Texas Register on June 15, 2007. The new rule is effective September 1, 2007. TRRC adopted §§18.1 – 18.12 of the new Chapter 18, entitled Underground Pipeline Damage prevention (with…

PST 2007 Conference – November 15 & 16

The Pipeline Safety Trust will be hosting another pipeline safety conference: Increasing Pipeline Safety through Shared Planning; A conference for all stakeholders. The agenda is under development but will include topics such as: The need for land use policies affecting the siting, width, and other characteristics of new pipeline corridors. Setbacks and other measures that…

New 2007 API RP 753 – Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Portable Buildings

The American Petroleum Institute has issued the 1st edition, “Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Portable Buildings.” Developed for refineries, petrochemical and chemical operations, natural gas liquids extraction plants, and other facilities such as those covered by the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard, 29 CFR 1910.119. API RP 753 provides guidance for…

THLPSS Teleconference on Low-Stress and Rural Liquid Pipeline Regulations [Docket No. PHMSA-98-4470]

The Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) will meet on Tuesday, July 24, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST by telephone conference call to vote on a proposal to extend pipeline safety regulations to certain unregulated hazardous liquid gathering lines and low-stress pipelines and on a supplemental proposal addressing new requirements for…

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