Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration February 5, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Safe Operations of Underground Storage Facilities for Natural Gas
Document Number: 2016-02228
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to remind all owners and operators of underground storage facilities used for the storage of natural gas, as defined in 49 CFR part 192, to consider the overall integrity of the facilities to ensure the safety of the public and operating personnel and to protect the environment. Operators are reminded to review their operations to identify the potential of facility leaks and failures caused by corrosion, chemical damage, mechanical damage, or other material deficiencies in piping, tubing, casing, valves, and associated facilities and the importance of reviewing the location and operations of shut-off and isolation systems and reviewing and updating emergency plans as necessary.