PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 05/22/2013 02:38 PM
Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #121
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FAQ-121: Counting Operator Employees when Identifying HCAs
Question: Must facilities occupied by an operator's employees be considered in identifying HCAs?
Answer: Yes. The rule is intended to provide enhanced protection for gatherings of people, and gatherings of operator employees are expected to gain the same enhanced protection. Areas, including buildings and facilities, where operator employees gather in sufficient numbers and on a sufficient number of days to meet criteria in the definition of HCAs should be so classified.
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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