March 2010

RCP News – Weather

Related events? In what resulted in the largest television audience in history, the perpetual losers of the NFL, the New Orleans Saints, overcame a 10 point deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts by 2 touchdowns in the 2010 Superbowl. In related news, Washington DC froze over in a massive snowstorm. Its proximity to hell may…

Pirate Digs 811

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has created an educational video for children ages 8 to 11 years on the importance of calling 811 before you dig. The video is 7 minutes long and teaches children about damage prevention and its relevance to their everyday lives. The videos can be purchased by individuals or companies for…

RCP in Industry Publications

You know those pipeline and gas journals that pile up on the corner of your desk? Take a few moments to look for these recent articles from Bill Byrd, President of RCP. New Control Room Management Regulations Require Structured Management Approach, p. 32, in the February 2010 issue of the Pipeline and Gas Journal. SPCC…

Reporting of Drug and Alcohol Results for Contractors and Multiple Operator IDs: ADB.09.04

[Docket ID PHMSA-2010-0034] On January 19, 2010, PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin (75 FR 2926) implementing the annual collection of contractor MIS drug and alcohol testing data. All applicable Sec. 199.119 (drug testing) and Sec. 199.229 (alcohol testing) MIS reporting operators must now submit all contractor MIS reports to PHMSA, as well as their own,…

PHMSA Casing Workshop (April 28, 2010) Location: Baltimore

The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is conducting a “Casing Workshop Part 2 – Draft Guidelines for Integrity Assessment of Cased Pipe in Gas Transmission Pipelines.” The workshop is intended to discuss the draft PHMSA guidance “Guidelines for Integrity Assessment of cased Pipe” and related FAQs prior to finalizing the guidance material.…