July 2017

Summer 2017 Pipeline Conference Schedule

Have you registered and confirmed your reservations for these upcoming conferences? RCP will be attending the following conferences. We hope to see you there! ILTA’s 2017 International Operating Conference & Trade ShowJune 12-14, 2017George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) annual international operating conference and trade show offers…

Advisory Committee Vacancies – Request for Nominations

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0033] PHMSA is requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC), also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee. Each committee is composed of 15 members each appointed by…

PHMSA VIS Meeting Notice

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0128] PHMSA held a public meeting of the Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group on June 29th and 30th to continue the discussion on the need for, and the identification of, a voluntary information-sharing system. The meeting documents presented will be available on the meeting website and posted on the E-Gov website under…

PHMSA Conducts 2nd GPAC Meeting for Safety of Gas Transmission & Gathering Pipelines NPRM

PHMSA conducted the 2nd Gas Piping Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting to discuss certain elements of the gas transmission and gathering NPRM. All presentations and transcripts can be found here. The GPAC voted on the following NPRM topics: Corrosion Control – 192.319; Subpart I; Appendix D; 192.935(f) & (g) Records – 192.13(e); 192.5(d); 192.67; 192.127; 192.205;…

Underground Gas Storage Compliance

How does RCP deliver a comprehensive solution for natural gas storage operational integrity assurance? Experienced Resources Highly respected underground storage & risk management SME’s (the past Chair of PRCI’s and AGA’s underground storage committees is on our staff) Professional engineering support Written program development / improvement from knowledgeable technical standards developers (Our lead technical writer…

PHMSA’s UGS Petition for Reconsideration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0016] On December 19, 2016, PHMSA issued its Underground Natural Gas Storage (UGS) Interim Final Rule (IFR) regulations. The rules apply to all existing and newly constructed underground natural gas storage facilities including solution mined salt caverns, depleted reservoirs, and aquifer storage facilities. The IFR incorporates by reference two API RPs: (1) API…