October 2016

Pipeline Safety Trust Conference

OCTOBER 20-21 – NEW ORLEANS Join us in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone on October 20-21, 2016, for the annual conference hosted by the Pipeline Safety Trust. This conference provides a unique forum to gather pipeline operators, regulators, local governments and concerned citizens for two days to talk all things pipeline safety. A stroll…

Ohio Notification Changes for Intra-State Gas Pipelines

The State of Ohio has modified its regulations in Number 4901:1-16 – Gas Pipeline Safety, to change the reporting phone number to 1-844-OHCALL1 (1-844-642-2551), and to require telephonic reports within thirty minutes of discovery unless notification within that time is impracticable under the circumstances. They also updated the version of the federal pipeline safety regulations…

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 Publishes Pipeline Civil Penalty Structure Online

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT/PHMSA) announced it has made a pipeline civil penalty framework available on its website. A respondent in an enforcement case may request a proposed civil penalty calculation related to that case. PHMSA also announced that it will, as appropriate, issue higher penalties, which serve…

PHMSA Interim Final Rule on Enhanced Emergency Order Procedures

[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2016-0091] This new enforcement tool will allow the Administrator to issue an emergency order either prohibiting an unsafe condition or practice or imposing an affirmative requirement when an unsafe condition, practice or other activity in the transportation of natural gas or hazardous liquids poses a threat to life or significant harm to property…

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…

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.