March 2019

2019 Industry Conference Schedule

Have you registered and confirmed your reservations for these upcoming conferences? RCP will be attending the following conferences. We hope to see you there! API Pipeline Conference and Control Room ForumApril 9-11, 2019Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Hotel, Phoenix, AZ API’s Pipeline Conference is the premier event of its kind in the U.S.  Held every year…

API Pipeline Conference – PHMSA Administrator Speaker Confirmed

PHMSA Administrator Howard “Skip” Elliott will be the luncheon speaker on Tuesday, April 9 at the 2019 API Pipeline Conference. Elliott joined PHMSA following his retirement from CSX Transportation in Jacksonville, FL, where he served as Vice President of Public Safety, Health, Environment, and Security. Elliott’s portfolio at CSX included hazardous materials, transportation safety, homeland…

API RP 1160 Pipeline Integrity Management Standard for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

API released the third edition of API RP 1160: Managing System Integrity for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines. The third edition of RP 1160 incorporates recent industry experiences surrounding pipeline mechanics, while embracing a proactive approach to pipeline safety management. This standard will assist pipeline operators in building safe, contemporary, and comprehensive integrity management systems RP 1160…

California OSFM Title 19 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

CHAPTER 14. HAZARDOUS LIQUID PIPELINE SAFETY The California Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the adoption of regulations/requirements for pipelines near environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas. The primary objective of the proposed regulations is to protect these areas and state waters and wildlife by reducing…

PHMSA Grants Compliance Deadline Extension for the Recent Plastic Pipeline Rule

On November 20, 2018, PHMSA issued a final rule that amended the federal pipeline safety requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of plastic piping systems used in the transportation of natural or other gas (83 FR 58694). Subsequently, the American Gas Association (AGA) submitted a Petition for Reconsideration, requesting that PHMSA extend the compliance…

PHMSA Grants Compliance Deadline Extension for the Recent Plastic Pipeline Rule

On November 20, 2018, PHMSA issued a final rule that amended the federal pipeline safety requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of plastic piping systems used in the transportation of natural or other gas (83 FR 58694). Subsequently, the American Gas Association (AGA) submitted a Petition for Reconsideration, requesting that PHMSA extend the compliance…

California OSFM Title 19 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

CHAPTER 14. HAZARDOUS LIQUID PIPELINE SAFETY The California Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the adoption of regulations/requirements for pipelines near environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas. The primary objective of the proposed regulations is to protect these areas and state waters and wildlife by reducing…