Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration April 23, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Design and Construction Standards To Reduce Internal Corrosion in Gas Transmission Pipelines
Document Number: E7-7701
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule requires operators to use design and construction features in new and replaced gas transmission pipelines to reduce the risk of internal corrosion. The design and construction features required by this rule will reduce the risk of internal corrosion and related pipeline failures by reducing the potential for accumulation of liquids and facilitating operation and maintenance practices that address internal corrosion.
Pipeline Safety: Senior Executive Signature and Certification of Integrity Management Program Performance Reports
Document Number: E7-7602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 29, 2006, the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act was signed into law. The law, known as the PIPES Act, includes a provision requiring the senior executive officers of pipeline operating companies to certify annual and semiannual pipeline integrity management program performance reports. This advisory provides information to assist pipeline operators with certifying future submissions of annual and semiannual pipeline integrity management program performance reports.
Pipeline Safety: Workshop on “Prevention Through People” Initiative
Document Number: 07-1987
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the first public workshop on PHMSA's ``Prevention Through People'' (PTP) initiative. This workshop will gather information about noteworthy pipeline safety and integrity practices in control room operations, including measures for managing human risk factors such as fatigue. The information gathered will be used to develop an approach to control room management that enhances safety.