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Industry Practices for Gas Control Center Physical Security & Access (Nov. 2011)
Industry Guidance on Records Review for Re-affirming Transmission Pipeline MAOPs (October 2011)
NAPSR Compendium Comparing State Pipeline Safety Requirements with Federal Regulations (September 30, 2011)
Final NTSB Accident Report: San Bruno Pipeline Rupture (Sept. 26, 2011)
AGA White Paper on Verification of MAOPs for Existing Steel Transmission Pipelines (April 7, 2011)
CRS December 2010 Report: “Keeping America’s Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress"
AGA White Paper: Natural Gas Pipelines and Unmarked Sewer Lines – A Damage Prevention Partnership (April 2010)
Texas Railroad Commission Study Report on Compression Couplings
NTSB Report on Carmichael November 2007 Rupture
NTSB Report: Texas Eastern Pipeline Company Casing Accident
White Paper on Gas Pipeline Controller Risk Analysis - February 2006
AGA White Paper: Natural Gas Pipelines and Unmarked Sewer Lines – A Damage Prevention Partnership
NYSEARCH Guided Wave Public Report
PHMSA Report to Congress on 7 Year Reassessments
Atmospheric Corrosion and Leakage Survey Study: Advent Design Corp.
NTSB Report for Bergenfield Pipeline Incident
PHMSA released final draft of Mechanical Damage Study for comment
Keifner Leak vs. Rupture Study: Criteria for Reinspection Intervals for Low-Stress Steel Pipelines
SWRI Casing Study: Statistical Analysis of External Corrosion Anomaly Data of Cased Pipe Segments
White Paper: Identification of Pipe with Low and Variable Mechanical Properties in High Strength, Low Alloy Steels
Keifner Final Report: Low Frequency ERW and Lap Welded Longitudinal Seam Evaluation
Review of Safety Considerations for Natural Gas Pipeline Block Valve Spacing
Industry Considerations for Emergency Response Plans - (March 2012)
AGA White Paper: Automatic Shut-off Valves (ASV) And Remote Control Valves (RCV)
Summary of Costs and Factors Impacting In-Line Inspection, Direct Assessment, Pressure Testing and Pipeline Replacements
Congressional Research Service Report; Keeping America’s Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress by Paul W. Parfomak
(GAO-13-168) - Better Guidance Needed to Improve Pipeline Operator Incident Response
AGA Guidelines for Oversight of Construction for Transmission Pipelines, Distribution Mains and Services (April 2013)
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 AGA White Paper on Verification of MAOPs for Existing Steel Transmission Pipelines (April 7, 2011) 

AGA worked with the Operating Section Regulatory Action Committee (OSRAC) to develop an industry white paper on the verification of MAOPs on existing steel transmission pipelines.  AGA hoeps that this document may be a useful resource for operators in helping it determine its actions in response to the NTSB recommendations from San Bruno and the PHMSA Advisory Bulletin issued on January 10, 2011.  The paper is largely based upon both existing and past practices of operators in determining the MAOP of transmission pipelines.  This document should provide some consistency for the industry on what constitutes sufficient records, as pipeline operators begin to have discussions with their state and federal regulators.

 

 

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