October 2021

2022 Conference News

Pipeline Safety TrustDecember 1-2 |Hotel Monteleone |New Orleans, LA The Pipeline Safety Trust (PST) 2022 conference will be an in-person event. Keynote Speakers include Jennifer Homendy – Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board and Tristan Brown – Deputy Administrator of the PHMSA. Registration and hotel information can be found on the PST website. NISTM…

Pipeline Safety Institute

Welcome to the Pipeline Safety Institute – your one-stop destination for pipeline compliance training. Whether you are new to the industry, an experienced oil & gas professional that needs a refresher, or you want to take a deep dive into the latest regulation changes, you have come to the right place. Training topics cover pipeline…

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 December 2021, PHMSA issued 1 NOA and 1 NOPV with no proposed penalties at this time. Please note: Pipeline operators may disagree in whole or in part…

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 November 2021, PHMSA issued 5 NOAs, 12 NOPVs, and 6 WLs accompanied by $1,323,347 in proposed fines. Significant proposed fines were attributed to the following code sections:…

PHMSA Grants to Support Pipeline Safety Efforts

PHMSA is awarding $98,800,117 in grants to states, territories, and tribes to help enhance pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs at the community level for 11 different safety programs. The awards provide over $69 million in grant funding for six different pipeline safety grant programs, including:   Pipeline Safety State Base grants  Underground Natural Gas Storage Pipeline Safety Technical Assistance State Damage Prevention Program grants One-Call grants  In addition, the award provides over $28 million…