New directions in federal pipeline safety program promote continuous improvement

The new regulatory direction being taken by the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) in the Research and Special Programs Administration of the US Department of Transportation has important implications for the inspections process, pipeline operators, and the OPS.Understanding this new direction and its implications will take time and patience on everyone's part. Based on the early evidence, however, we are confident that this new approach will allow operators to develop effective and efficient programs, promote continuous improvement throughout the industry, and lead to better performance.OPS is committed to improving safety, reliability, and public confidence in the US pipeline infrastru...

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