PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 05/19/2013 09:27 PM
Frequently-Asked Question FAQ #26
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FAQ-26: Timing for Completion of Baseline Assessments
Question: When must baseline assessments be completed?
Answer: All baseline integrity assessments must be completed by December 17, 2012. Assessments for 50% of the pipeline mileage in HCAs must be completed by December 17, 2007. The highest risk segments should be prioritized for early 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.