Congress To Ponder Flurry Of New Integrity Management Proposals

Barlas, Stephen
November 2010
Underground Construction;Nov2010, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a pipeline safety reform bill in which integrity management programs are required to be expanded in 2010 in the U.S. The bill is prompted by the explosion of PG&E Corp.'s transmission pipeline, Enbridge oil spill, and gas distribution line explosions. There is also a possibility that the cap on civil penalties and the number of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspectors will be increased.


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