PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 10/25/2014 09:26 AM

Protocol Item L.03

L.03 Invoking Non-Mandatory Statements in Standards

Verify that non-mandatory requirements (e.g., "should" statements) from industry standards or other documents invoked by Subpart O (e.g., ASME B31.8S-2004 and NACE RP0502-2002) are addressed by one of the following approaches: [192.7(a)]

  1. Incorporated into the operator's plan and implemented as recommended in the standard; or

  1. An equivalent alternative method for accomplishing the same objective is justified and implemented; or

  1. A documented justification is included in the plan that demonstrates the technical basis for not implementing recommendations from standards or other documents invoked by Subpart O.

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