Pipeline safety--the rise of the federal role

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Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Fossil and Synthetic Fuels.;]. Overview of the Transmission Pipeline Industry and Its Regulation Pipelines to transport crude oil were constructed as early as The network of crude transmission pipelines grew during the first half of the 20th century as crude was discovered and produced throughout the United States, especially in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

pipeline safety agencies. The Natural Gas Pipeline Act of and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Act of first established the federal role in pipeline safety. Under these laws, the DOT Secretary regulates pipeline design, construction, operation and maintenance, and spill response Size: KB.

Additional Actions Could Improve Federal Use of Data on Pipeline Materials and Corrosion. What GAO Found.

The U.S. gas and hazardous liquid pipeline network is constructed primarily of steel and plastic pipes, both of which offer benefits and limitations that present trade-offs to pipeline operators, as do corrosion prevention technology options.

safety and security practices, and to reauthorize the federal Office of Pipeline Safety. The th Congress passed the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of (P.L.

), which President Bush signed on August 3. Pipeline Safety. The Commission's Gas Safety Division, which is a part of the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, is responsible for enforcing federal and Commission pipeline safety regulations as they apply to the certificated natural gas utilities in Pennsylvania.

The Gas Safety Division also enforeces federal pipeline safety laws as. Pipeline safety--the rise of the federal role: a report / (Washington: U.S.

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Congressional Research Service (page images at HathiTrust). 3U.S. General Accounting Office, Pipeline Safety: The Office of Pipeline Safety is Changing How it Oversees the Pipeline Industry, GAO/RCED (Washington, D.C.: ).

This report contained three recommendations to make more effective use of state inspectors and evaluate the effect of OPS’s reduced reliance on civil penalties. The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S.

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oil production has soared, so has the number of. Pipeline Safety: The Office of Pipeline Safety Is Changing How it Oversees the Pipeline Industry [Government Accountability Office] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pipeline Safety: The Office of Pipeline Safety Is Changing How it Oversees the Pipeline IndustryAuthor: Government Accountability Office.

to the states. State pipeline safety personnel represent more than 75% of the State/federal inspection workforce, although State employees account for less than 40% of the federal pipeline safety budget.

This means the bulk of the safety and inspection responsibility lies at the State level. As oversight of the federal role in pipeline safety and security continues, questions may be raised concerning the relative pipeline security roles of DHS and the DOT, funding for federal pipeline programs, the need for new federal pipeline security regulations, and particular provisions in federal pipeline safety regu by: 6.

Status: Closed - Implemented. Comments: In response to the recommendation, the Office of Pipeline Safety modified its Interstate Pipeline Oversight Program to allow more opportunities for state Interstate Agent Agreements, qualified states may inspect the construction of new pipelines, oversee rehabilitation projects and integrity management programs, investigate.

A number of data sets could be used in reviewing various components of pipeline safety.

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OPS maintains the Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Accident Report database, which was established inrevised inand revised again in January (when the threshold for reporting hazardous liquids pipeline accidents was reduced from 50 barrels to 5 gallons) (NTSB ). (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the ‘Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of ’.

(b) AMENDMENT OF TI UNITED STATES CODE- Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or a repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered.

The th Congress passed the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of (P.L. ) to improve pipeline safety and security practices, and to reauthorize the federal Office of Pipeline Safety.

The th Congress passed the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of (P.L. ), which President Bush signed on August 3. In describing the federal government’s reactions as Americans rallied in support of the Indians, he turns to federal government archives and Nixon administration files.

The book is a must-read for historians and others interested in the civil rights era, Native American history, and contemporary American Indian issues. The waiver process is governed by 49 U.S.C.the Federal pipeline safety law.

Currently, a waiver must be published for public comment. Therefore, days is a reasonable period to allow for publication in the Federal Register and to address public comments on the a proposed waiver. Pipeline Safety and Security: Federal Programs Summary Nearly half a million miles of oil and gas transmission pipeline crisscross the United States.

While an efficient and funda mentally safe means of transport, many pipelines carry hazardous materials with the potential to cause public injury and environmental by: 6.

Pipeline operators maintain a robust leak detection program to facilitate appropriate actions to prevent adverse impacts to infrastructure, the environment, and public safety.

The guidance in API Recommended Practice (RP)Pipeline Leak Detection – Program Management, provides the needed framework to develop sound practices within a. Federal Regulatory Authority U.S. DOT regulates pipeline safety and sets national safety standards U.S.

DOT administers pipeline safety through the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) OPS operates within the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) OPS Offices – Washington, D.C. – Atlanta – Kansas City – Houston – Denver. Pipeline Safety. The pipeline industry has made a number of commitments to move towards their goal of zero incidents, from using the latest technologies, to creating recommended practices with regulators and forming industry work groups to share best practices.

Pipeline operators are implementing integrity management programs to ensure their. Library of Congress.

Congressional Research Service. Pipeline Safety—The Rise of the Federal Role: A Report. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, pp. Pipeline Industries Guild (Great Britain). (ASME B; Addenda BA) Annual Book of ASTM Standards.

Report "Sources of Information On Pipelines. No person shall cause such damage to a pipeline as may give rise to a danger to persons.

Prevention of damage to pipelines For the purpose of ensuring that no damage is caused to a pipeline, the operator shall take such steps to inform persons of its existence and File Size: KB. oversight of the federal role in pipeline safety and security continues, Congress may focus on the effectiveness of state pipeline damage prevention programs, the promulgation of low-stress pipeline regulations, federal pipeline safety enforcement, and the relationship between DHS and.

The Pipeline Safety Act commits to establishing even higher standards for Canada’s pipelines. No other country is strengthening pipeline safety in. such a manner. WORLD-CLASS PIPELINE SAFETY. The Government of Canada’s plan for world-class pipeline safety is built. The Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of was implemented in order improve pipeline safety, The act was intended to give control of pipeline inspection to individual states, increase the federal safety programs, as well as increase public awareness of pipelines.

However, there has been a continued lack in staffing of pipeline inspectors. Full text of "Reauthorization of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act: hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first.

More than ever, organizations in the pipeline industry are getting together to develop ideas on making pipelines even safer. The Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement (MEAA), which formalizes a practice of resource sharing between our member companies in.

Full text of "PIPELINE SAFETY: A PROGRESS REPORT SINCE THE ENACTMENT OF THE PIPELINE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF " See other formats.

The Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance is sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety.

The initial PIPA effort was conducted by approximately stakeholder participants As required by federal pipeline safety regulations and, through.The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,mile underground 30" pipeline transporting light sweet crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois.

Safely operating since June ofthe Dakota Access Pipeline now transportsbarrels of oil per day. The pipeline is the safest and most efficient means. Despite several high profile pipeline incidents in the past few years and increased PHMSA enforcement activity, these statistics reflect that PHMSA pipeline safety regulations and industry efforts over the past ten years have been successful in improving pipeline safety.

The number of releases from liquid pipelines decreased 62% over the last.