March 2004

EPA Issues Final Rule for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)

The EPA recently issued the final rule regarding the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing organic liquids distribution (OLD) (non-gasoline) operations. This is a new air emissions rule impacts the following entities: Operations at major sources that transfer organic liquids into or out of the plant site, including: Liquid…

MMS Announces the International Workshop on Coatings for Corrosion Protection: Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities, Marine Pipelines & Ship Structures

The MMS announced it will hold the International Workshop on Coatings for Corrosion Protection: Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities, Marine Pipelines & Ship Structures on April 14-16, 2004 at the Imperial Palace Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi. The Colorado School of Mines is organizing this international Workshop on behalf of the MMS and the other co-sponsors to…

The Department of Homeland Security Announces Voluntary Submittals of Critical Assets (including pipeline systems)

The Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of the Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program on February 20, 2004. The PCII Program is designed to encourage private industry and others with knowledge about our critical infrastructure to share confidential, proprietary, and business sensitive information about this critical infrastructure with the Government to assist the…

Gathering Line Definitions

OPS is currently working to modify the definition of gathering lines, which could have impacts for operators of gas and liquid gathering pipelines. A recent presentation concerning gas gathering pipelines and potential regulations can be found at: www.cycla.com/opsiswc/docs/s8/p0066/GasGatheringPresentation_020504Mtg_TPSSC.ppt. OPS is considering using a modified class location procedure to determine if a gathering line should be…