Federal pipeline safety regulations under review by OPS
- OPS risk demonstration program. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;Sep97, Vol. 224 Issue 9, p8
Focuses on the companies which passed pipeline safety regulations from the US Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS). Includes Northwest Pipeline Corp. and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Corp./East Tennessee Natural Gas Co.
- OPS to test new pipeline inspection program. Barlas, Stephen // Underground Construction;Feb99, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p14
Reports that the United States Office of Pipeline Safety will test new regulations to pipeline safety inspections in the country. Launching of the System Integrity Inspection (SII) pilot program; Comments from agency officials.
- Congress passes risk bill. Fairley, Peter // Chemical Week;10/9/96, Vol. 158 Issue 38, p44
Reports on the passage of legislation in the US Congress requiring the Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety to certify that the benefits of pipeline safety regulations outweigh their cost to government and industry. Sponsorship of the bill by Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott...
- Risks, not regs, are new focus in pipeline safety overhaul. Roe, Andrew // ENR: Engineering News-Record;05/26/97, Vol. 238 Issue 21, p17
Reports on US Department of Transportation Office of Pipeline Safety officials' program to revamp safety and environmental rules for both existing and planned gas pipelines. Comments from director of policy and program development Stacy Gerard; Catastrophic pipeline accident during the 1994...
- Building experience with risk management. Felder, Richard B. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;Sep98, Vol. 225 Issue 9, p44
Discusses the regulatory approach of the United States Office of Pipeline safety in washington D.C. Improvement in the safety of gas pipelines; Flexibility in risk management decisions; Establishment of a framework of objectives.
- AGA Hails Flexibility of Final Pipeline Rule. // American Gas;Feb2004, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p12
Reports on flexibility in regulations issued by the U.S. Office of Pipeline Safety. Standards for operators of natural gas transmission pipelines in high-consequence areas; Challenge to natural gas utilities; Length of transmission lines covered by the rule.
- More info needed for interpretation requests. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;Jan94, Vol. 221 Issue 1, p6
Reports on the need for the US Office of Pipeline Safety to release interpretations of pipeline safety regulations. Components of proposed interpretations.
- Office of Pipeline Safety escapes scare. // Pipeline & Utilities Construction;Oct96, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p6
Reports on the passage of the 1997 appropriation bill for the US Office of Pipeline Safety. Appropriated budget for the office; Program lined up by the agency.
- OPS wants risk management applications. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;May97, Vol. 224 Issue 5, p8
Reports that the US Office of Pipeline Safety has asked the interstate pipe industry to submit applications for the risk management demonstration program.