November 2016

TaskOp™ – RCP’s Web-Based Compliance Management System

RCP’s compliance management system, TaskOp, is an invaluable tool for managing all aspects of regulatory workflow. Some examples of how our clients are using TaskOp include: Inspection & Maintenance Activity Scheduling Cathodic Protection Inspection and Data Management Asset Integrity Assessment & Remediation Leak Life Cycle Management Asset Repair / Replacement Asset Integrity Risk Analysis Operator…

Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group Nominations

PHMSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members for three-year terms on the Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group. This is a newly created working group established in accordance with section 10 of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016. The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) must convene…

Underwater Inspection Procedures & Inspection Interval Risk Model Updates

Now that Hurricane season is almost over, this is a reminder to those that have UIP and IIRM plans that you may want to review them soon. RCP’s latest Inspection Interval Risk Model (IIRM) has been improved to include additional inspection trigger results for hazardous liquid pipelines that cross navigable waterways within Inlets of the…

Washington State Chapter 173-182 WAC

OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN RULEMAKING – PIPELINE On October 12, 2016, the Washington State, Department of Ecology adopted amendments to Chapter 173-182 WAC, Oil Spill Contingency Plan Rule – Pipeline Updates. The rule requirements were last updated for pipelines in 2006. At that time the pipeline planning standards were developed to align with the marine…

Underground Natural Gas Storage Services

RCP has extensive expertise in the underground storage operations and integrity for depleted reservoirs which we would like to put to work for your company. RCP has developed a comprehensive solution that allows underground natural gas storage operators to: Assess current operations against new RP 1171 Develop written standards and procedures for underground natural gas…

PHMSA Proposed Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility User Fee

[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2016-0092] PHMSA is seeking comments on a proposed approach to determine the user fee assessment for underground natural gas storage facility operators. This is a tiered approach that is similar to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant user fee rate structure. The storage capacity for each operator will be determined and operators placed…

PHMSA Final Rule Correction on EFVs

[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2011-0009; AMDT. NO 192-121] In the Final Rule published on October 14, 2016, there was a typo in the modified code language for §192.383(b). The Final Rule stated “An EFV installation must comply with the performance standard in §192.381. After April 17, 2016, each operator must install an EFV on any new or…

Save the Dates!

RCP Workshop Schedule for 2017 DOT Gas & Liquid Pipeline Workshop: March 21-23 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Fundamentals of Pipeline Operations Workshop: May 24-25 (Wednesday & Thursday) Pressure Test Workshop: June 20-21 (Tuesday & Wednesday) Visit our training website for updates, registration, and hotel information.