November 2013

Pipeline Safety Trust Meeting in New Orleans New Orleans – Nov 21-22, 2013

Join us in New Orleans for the 8th annual Pipeline Safety Trust Conference. RCP’s President, Bill Byrd, will participate in a “Food for Thought” session at 10 am on Thursday concerning consequences as part of pipeline risk management. Personal note from your beloved newsletter editor: the response to my “Buy Bill a Beer by Proxy”…

Excavation Damage Prevention Toolbox

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) launched the Excavation Damage Prevention (DP) Toolbox on Wednesday, October 9th during their Damage Prevention Workshop in Houston, TX. The toolbox was compiled by a team of liquids pipeline damage prevention specialists who shared numerous damage prevention practices across more than a dozen…

Louisiana Hydrocarbon Storage Wells in Salt Dome Cavities – Proposed Rule Change

(LAC 43:XVII.Chapter 3) The Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation proposes to amend LAC 43:XVII. Chapter 3. The proposed action will adopt Statewide Order No. 29-M (Revision 3), which provides comprehensive regulations for hydrocarbon storage wells in salt dome cavities, and will amend existing Statewide Order No. 29-M, as enacted by Act 368 and…

Arkansas Gas Regulations

On October 8, 2013 the Arkansas Public Service Commission updated the following sections of their gas regulations to match the latest version of 49 CFR 191: 191.7 Addressee for Written Reports 191.11 Distribution System: Annual Report 191.15 Transmission Systems, Gathering Systems, and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Incident Report (changed reporting to 30 days from detection…

Advisory Bulletin – Reminder of Requirements for LPG Pipeline Systems

[Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0097] The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued advisory bulletin ADB-2013-03 to Owners and Operators of LPG and Utility LP-Gas Plants concerning the Requirements for Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Utility Liquefied Petroleum Gas Pipeline Systems. PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin in the Federal Register on July 18, 2013, (78 FR…