PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 05/21/2013 12:31 PM
Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #1
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FAQ-1: OPS Objectives
Question: What are the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's objectives for the Integrity Management rule?
Answer: The integrity management rule has four primary objectives:
- accelerating the integrity assessment of pipelines in High Consequence Areas
- improving operator integrity management systems
- improving government's role in reviewing the adequacy of integrity programs and plans, and
- providing increased public assurance in pipeline safety.
These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are intended to clarify, explain, and promote better understanding of the pipeline integrity management rules. These FAQs are not substantive rules and do not create rights, assign duties, or impose new obligations not outlined in the existing integrity management regulations and standards. Requests for informal interpretations regarding the applicability of one or more of the pipeline integrity management rules to a specific situation may be submitted to PHMSA in accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 190.11.
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