June 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 Advisory Bulletin: Eliminating Hazardous Leaks and Minimizing Releases of Natural Gas from Pipeline Facilities

PHMSA has issued a new Advisory Bulletin (ADB 2021-01) reminding operators of the statutory mandate from the PIPES Act of 2020, which contains self-executing provisions requiring pipeline facility operators to update their inspection and maintenance plans to address the elimination of hazardous leaks and minimization of releases of natural gas (including, and not limited to,…

TSA Security Directive “Enhancing Pipeline Cybersecurity”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a Security Directive (2021-01), effective May 28, 2021, titled Enhancing Pipeline Cybersecurity. This Directive was sent to the specific pipeline operators who were identified by the TSA as operating critical pipeline systems or facilities. The Directive has three requirements: Report cybersecurity incidents to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency…

TSA Pipeline Security Guideline

[March 2018 Edition with Change 1 (April 2021)] The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has updated its Pipeline Security Guidelines manual. This update was published in April 2021. The Criticality Section has been replaced in the new manual. Where the old manual treated all pipelines equally, the new manual breaks down the guidance into gas distribution,…