September 2007

TSA Issues Pipeline Security Awareness Training and Brochures

The Transportation Security Administration has made available to pipeline operators and their subsidiaries a employee training program on security awareness. TSA’s Pipeline Security Division determined that improved security awareness training for pipeline company employees would be useful. To increase the security awareness levels across the pipeline industry, TSA developed compact disc-based security awareness training titled…

Texas Railroad Commission – Increase in Service Line Fees / Reporting Dates

The Railroad Commission of Texas has proposed amendments to 16 TAC §8.201, relating to Pipeline Safety Program Fees, to implement provisions of House Bill 1, 80th Texas Legislature (2007), and, specifically, Article VI, Railroad Commission Rider 11, which makes the amounts appropriated from general revenue for State fiscal years 2008 and 2009 for the pipeline…

DOT/PHMSA Notice & Request for Comments on Transporting Ethanol

The Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT/PHMSA) issued a notice in the Federal Register to set forth a formal determination (for purposes of 49 U.S.C. 60101(a)(4)(B)) that the transportation of unblended biofuels by pipeline is subject to the agency’s jurisdiction. DOT is prepared to facilitate pipeline options by sponsoring research and…

PHMSA Published Gas Gathering FAQ’s

PHMSA has posted several Frequently Asked Questions relating to Onshore Gas Gathering. Since the issuance of the new gas gathering regulations in 2006, PHMSA has hosted several industry workshops in an attempt to review the new gas gathering regulations and answer questions regarding its interpretation of API RP 80. The FAQ’s include several schematics that…

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