Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration April 10, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Guidance on Training and Qualifications for the Integrity Management Program
Document Number: 2017-06805
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published the gas transmission pipeline integrity management (IM) rule in the Federal Register on December 15, 2003. This rule, in part, established requirements for supervisory and other personnel with IM program functions. PHMSA has recognized inconsistencies in how the requirements have been implemented by operators and is issuing this Advisory Bulletin to remind operators of their responsibility to include qualification requirements for IM personnel, as required by PHMSA regulations and discussed in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ASME B31.8S-2004.