PHMSA committee adjusts incident reporting thresholds

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration natural gas and hazardous liquids Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee voted in December 2009 regarding PHMSA's "One Rule" which addresses a number of proposed reporting requirements for pipeline operators.These requirements include changes to the definition of natural gas pipeline reportable incidents to include incidents involving any unintended fire or explosion and replacing the $50,000 reporting threshold with a release volume.TPSSC is a congressionally mandated committee consisting of government, industry, and public pipeline safety experts advising PHMSA as to whether proposed rules are reasonable, pra...

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