June 2012

Summer / Fall Industry Conferences

Have you planned your summer agenda yet? RCP will have representatives attending these upcoming conferences. Mark your calendar and come join us! TGA Operations & Management Conference San Marcos, TX June 10 – 13 LGA 191/192 & 195 Pipeline Safety Conference New Orleans, LA July 23 -27 SGA Operating Conference & Exhibits Ft. Worth, TX…

DOT Workshop Survey

Have you attended an RCP DOT Compliance workshop recently? If so, watch your email for a survey from us about the workshop format! We are considering modifying the format of the workshop to prevent duplication of material and to provide more time for special topics. Gas and liquid regulations for each topic would be covered…

RCP Continues to Add More Firepower to Its Staff

RCP is pleased to announce that John T. Schmidt has joined our team as an Executive Consultant. John has over thirty-nine years experience in corrosion control and pipeline integrity. In addition to project management and leadership responsibilities, John actively participated in the development of the NACE curriculum for “Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management,” served as instructor…

Government/Industry Pipeline R&D Forum July 18-19 – Arlington, VA

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives are pleased to announce the next Pipeline Research & Development Forum is this July. These events are held periodically to generate a National research agenda that will foster solutions for the many challenges with pipeline safety and with protecting…

Pennsylvania Pipeline Safety Act 127 Amended / Tentative Order

[Docket M-2012-2282031] On May 24, 2012, The Pennsylvania PUC issued a Tentative Order amending Act 127 to include the registration of Class 1 transmission pipelines. The February 16, 2012 Act 127 Implementation Order was revised to indicate that all pipeline operators in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of Class 1 transmission lines must register such lines…

Comment Extension: NPRM on Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs

[Docket No. PHMSA-2009-0192] RIN 2137–AE43 On April 2, 2012, PHMSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to revise the Pipeline Safety Regulations to: establish criteria and procedures for determining the adequacy of state pipeline excavation damage prevention law enforcement programs; establish an administrative process for making adequacy determinations; establish the Federal requirements PHMSA…

PHMSA Information Collection on Excess Flow Valve

[Docket No. PHMSA–2012–0086] PHMSA is seeking comments on a new one-time Information Collection on Excess Flow Valves (EFVs). The collection involves a census of gas operators to gather data on operators’ experiences, practices, benefits, and costs associated with the use of EFVs. To comply with Congress’s recent mandate and address NTSB’s prior safety recommendation, PHMSA…

DIMP Implementation Workshop

June 27 – Fort Worth, TX The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) are jointly sponsoring a public meeting on Implementing Integrity Management of Gas Distribution Pipelines. The meeting will be held on June 27, 2012, at the OMNI Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. At…