FAQ-221: Amount of pressure increase to trigger assessment of M&C defects
Question: Relative to the requirement in 192.917(e)(3)(i), how much pressure increase (above the maximum experienced in the preceding five years of operation) will trigger the requirement to treat the segment as high risk for purposes of integrity assessments.
Answer: The rule specifies that any pressure increase, regardless of amount, will require that the segment be prioritized as high risk for integrity assessment.
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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