July 2021

2022 Conference News

Western Regional Gas Conference 2022August 23-24 | Scottsdale, AZ WRGC welcomes you back to an in-person conference! Be sure to check the agenda and plan to attend DeWitt Burdeaux’s presentation on RIN2. RCP’s SME, Nhan “Barney” Pham, will be speaking at the Methane tracking and reporting for gas pipeline facilities presentation where you can learn…

PHMSA Update

PHMSA recently provided an update on the agency’s current activities.  Some notes taken from the presentation are provided below. GPAC and LPAC meetings scheduled for October 20-21.  Items likely to be discussed include Class Location NPRM Hazardous Liquid Regulatory Reform Standards IBR Update Safety of Gas Transmission Lines (RIN 2) scheduled to be finalized late…

PHMSA FAQs on 911 Notifications Following Possible Pipeline Ruptures

[Docket No. 2020-0164] PHMSA is soliciting public comment on draft frequently asked questions (FAQs) intended to clarify existing regulatory requirements that operators of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines and hazardous liquid pipelines alert emergency responders when a pipeline emergency occurs.  The draft FAQs explain that compliance with these existing requirements is best achieved when…

Texas Railroad Commission: The Pipeline, Inspection, Permitting, and Evaluation Public Portal

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has launched the Pipeline Inspection, Permitting, and Evaluation System (PIPES) Public Portal. Intrastate pipeline operators can file a plan of correction, safety-related condition reports, integrity notifications, and PS-95 reports online. The public can go online and access documents in the RRC’s pipeline safety inspection process. Users can search for…