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Issue 47 - 2020

Release of the First Safety of Gas Transmission Pipeline Regulation Mega-Rule

  • News & Views - Issue 47 - 2020

As a result of numerous transmission pipeline accidents in the late 1990’s, the congressional Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 required operators of natural gas transmission lines to create TIMP Plans to identify transmission lines in High Consequence Areas (HCAs), conduct risk assessments and manage the integrity of covered...Read more »

Material Verification Intelligence – A new program to help pipeline operators

  • News & Views - Issue 47 - 2020

On October 1, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published the long-awaited Mega-Rule (Part 1). One of the major new requirements identified in these amendments is when missing traceable, verifiable, and complete records, operators must implement a Material Verification (MV) (§192.607) program. MV requires operators of...Read more »