March 2022

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…

Final Rulemaking submitted to OMB

The final rule “Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines, Repair Criteria, Integrity Management Improvements, Cathodic Protection, Management of Change, and Other Related Amendments” (otherwise known as RIN2) has been transmitted to the federal Office of Management and Budget for review.  This review can take up to 90 days to complete, but it does not…

PHMSA’s Webinar on Natural Gas Emission Reduction & Leak-Prone Pipe

[Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0123] PHMSA held a public meeting February 17th on their plans for 2022 and the questions they have developed to assess operator plans for reducing or mitigating methane emissions. PHMSA reviewed the requirements of Section 114 and plans for PHMSA and state inspection of the requirements. A recording of the session is posted…

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The Enforcement Corner

The Enforcement Corner summarizes recent PHMSA enforcement actions, indicating where PHMSA is putting its enforcement efforts and the fines they are proposing for various types of violations. In January 2022, PHMSA issued 6 WLs, 9 NOAs, and 7 NOPVs accompanied by $900,200 in proposed fines. Significant proposed fines were attributed to the following code sections:…

Client Feedback

RCP has a tradition of creating and sustaining trusted partnerships with the companies we serve. This has translated into long-term relationships that are based not only on the quality and scope of the work we provide, but also on the manner in which we provide it. We routinely hear from our clients with positive feedback…