Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration April 9, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Flooding, River Scour, and River Channel Migration
Document Number: 2015-08148
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this updated advisory bulletin to all owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to communicate the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding. This advisory includes actions that operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in the event of flooding, river scour, and river channel migration.
Pipeline Safety: Public Workshop on Pipeline Safety Management Systems
Document Number: 2015-08115
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is announcing a one-day public workshop to discuss the recent Pipeline Safety Management Systems (SMS) national consensus standard. The meeting will include participation from all major pipeline sectors, state and Federal regulators, and public safety advocates. This workshop will detail the development process of the SMS standard. The workshop will also emphasize the core elements of the standard including: Leadership and management commitment; risk management; emergency preparedness and response; competence awareness and training; management review and continuous commitment, and the critical role of safety culture.