Pipeline safety successes, challenges detailed to Congress

The US Department of Transportation Inspector General recently told two congressional committees that the Office of Pipeline Safety is making considerable progress meeting legislative mandates set in 1992, 1996, and 2002. OPS is also following recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board, a huge improvement over 5 years ago, the IG said June 15.But the DOT watchdog cautioned OPS' job is not done yet; regulators and industry cannot become complacent.The OPS requires pipeline companies to develop and implement integrity management plans, which are used to measure the risk of a leak or failure in a system. Pipeline operators also must take action to mitigate risks and...

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