PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 04/16/2014 02:02 PM

Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #95

FAQ-95: Public Access to Inspection Results

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Question: Will integrity management inspection results on a company be publicly available?

Answer: OPS does not intend to make the detailed results of individual company inspections available to the public. However, consistent with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, members of the public
may request and be granted access to information from OPS files. OPS is considering making summary level information on the industry’s performance available to the general public on its web site, and will make available there a summary of the performance measurement information operators must report under the rule. OPS will take care to protect information that is sensitive to national security and homeland defense, including responses to FOIA requests.

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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