PHMSA issued the following Advisory Bulletin on June 7, 2021, and it has been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register for publication.
PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to remind each owner and operator of a pipeline facility that the “Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020” (PIPES Act of 2020) contains a self-executing mandate requiring operators to update their inspection and maintenance plans to address eliminating hazardous leaks and minimising releases of natural gas (including intentional venting during normal operations) from their pipeline facilities. Operators must also revise their plans to address the replacement or remediation of pipeline facilities that are known to leak based on their material, design, or past operating and maintenance history. The statute requires pipeline operators to complete these updates by December 27, 2021.
Read the full bulletin here.
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Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/regulations-and-standards/08062021/phmsa-issues-advisory-on-maintenance-plans-to-address-hazardous-leaks/