PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 05/25/2013 07:47 PM
Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #53
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FAQ-53: Credit for Pressure Tests in Specific States
Question: For operators having line pipe in states that have a pressure testing requirement, will satisfying the state requirement also suffice for satisfying the integrity assessment requirement of the integrity management rule?
Answer: Any pressure test that meets or exceeds the requirements of Subpart J will satisfy the integrity management 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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