Tag Archives: PHMSA

PHMSA issued an advisory bulletin on January 30, 2013 to outline the specific timeframe operators should notify the National Response Center following a pipeline accident. This advisory bulletin is in result of a requirement in the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and … Continue reading

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This forum will bring together damage prevention stakeholders, including facility owners, excavators, state and local government officials and other key stakeholders, to discuss exemptions in state one-call programs. March 14, 2013 West Palm Beach FL  Learn more -  This meeting will … Continue reading

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on January 23, 2013 per its requirement out of The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011. 

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PHMSA recently released a listing of regulatory actions on their website (click here to access the information through the Office of Management & Budget (OMB)).  Here is a listing of just the Office of Pipeline Safety efforts underway.

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The SGA held a workshop this week on DOT Compliance for the Transmission & Midstream operators this week in Addison, TX at the J-W Energy offices. The SGA has long had a DOT Compliance workshop both in class and online, … Continue reading

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The annual HOTZONE Conference for 2012 in Houston, TX is planning a Pipeline Emergency Focus Group on Friday, October 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM local time. The purpose of the Focus Group is gather input from emergency responders on the issues … Continue reading

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PHMSA will be hosting a public forum and briefing on studies surrounding pipeline leak detection systems and Automatic Shutoff Valves/Remote Control Valves on October 5th in Washington, D.C.  This meeting is available in webcast only. Additional details can be found … Continue reading

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The NTSB recently released their finding from the July 25, 2010 pipeline rupture in Marshall, MI.  The full report can be viewed at this link. Here are some highlights from that report: Probable Cause: Deficient integrity management procedures, which allowed … Continue reading

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