U.S. gas pipeline industry regulations now require additional compliance from pipeline operators. The first rule went into effect on July 1, 2020 with some enforcement discretion due to COVID-19. Whether you have fully implemented the rule or are just starting to implement the rule, this paper is a good overview.
In hopes of preventing future loss of life and property, Congress mandated the “Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011,” which requires that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) develop stronger regulations.
These updated regulations can pose significant challenges to pipeline operators. Lake Superior Consulting, a Shawcor company, has put together eight steps for you to follow to ultimately help you meet current regulations, improve safety, and your overall operation.