PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 02/27/2015 10:40 PM
Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #151
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FAQ-151: Off-shore Platforms as High Consequence Areas
Question: Must off-shore platforms be treated as high consequence areas?
Answer: When associated with a transmission line, an offshore platform must be considered as a possible "identified site". The platform may become an HCA if it is occupied by enough people (including employees of the operator) on a sufficient number of days each year to meet the criteria in the rule.
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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