May 2017

Reminder – Registration by May 19 for Public Awareness Study (PAPERS)

Operators are encouraged to register by May 19 for participation in the 2017 Public Awareness Program Effectiveness Research Study (PAPERS). PAPERS is a national public awareness effectiveness survey developed and sponsored by API, AOPL and INGAA to assist pipeline operators in meeting the regulatory requirements for effectiveness measurement and evaluation of public awareness programs. The…

EPA Soliciting Recommendations on Regulations that could be Repealed, Replaced or Modified to make them Less Burdensome

On February 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13777 on “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” The order establishes the policy of the United States to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people. Among other things, it requires each agency to create a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and…

Texas Liquids Pipeline Regulation Change

The Texas Railroad Commission has published revisions to Title 16, Part 01 / 008; Subchapter 8D – Requirements for Hazardous Liquids and Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Only. The revisions include: Changing the e-mail address from Safety@rrc.state.tx.us to safety@rrc.texas.gov. Minor revisions to the Public Education and Liaison section 8.310 regarding annual liaison requirements with fire, police, and…

PHMSA Inflation Adjustment of Maximum Civil Penalties

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0010; Amdt. No. 190-17] The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is revising references in its regulations to the maximum civil penalties for violations of Federal pipeline safety laws, or any PHMSA regulations or orders issued thereunder. Under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which further amended…

Summer 2017 Pipeline 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! ILTA’s 2017 International Operating Conference & Trade ShowJune 12-14, 2017George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) annual international operating conference and trade show offers…