For Karen

					Pipeline Safety and Efficiency

          Ivan Huntoon
                                 Focus: Pipeline
                                     Safety
• Safe and reliable pipelines are vital to
  America’s economy
• OPS and State partners share the
  responsibility
• Focus will be shifting to our State partners
  – GIMP, DIMP, CRM
  – ROW Encroachment
  – Damage Prevention
• OPS provides funding and personnel support
               Pipeline Incidents Involving
             Death or Major Injury (1988-2009
100
 90                  Trendline (-10% every 3 years)
 80
 70
 60
                                                                        Targets
 50                                                                   43 42
                                                                            40 38
 40
 30
 20
 10
  0
      1988   1990   1992   1994   1996    1998   2000   2002   2004   2006   2008
                                                                              (p)
                      PHMSA Incident data, as of Aug. 28, 2008
     Pipeline Incidents Involving Death/Injury
             By Sector, 1988-2008 (projected
80

60                                                           Hazardous
                                                             Liquid (9%)
40

20                                                           Gas
                                                             Transmission
                                                             (13%)
 0
                                                             Gas
                                                             Distribution
                                                             (78%)




                       Source: DOT/PHMSA Incident Data as of Jan. 5, 2009
         Pipeline Incidents Caused by
      Corrosion or Excavation (2002-2009)
250


200           64
                     42                       40
       34                            37
                            32
150    31            50                       66               Gas
              38                     50               29
                            44                                 Distribution
      130                                             46
100          119    112             107                        Gas
                            99                94               Transmission
                                                      80
 50
                                                               Haz Liquid

 0
      2002   2003   2004   2005    2006     2007   2008(p)   2009
                                  PHMSA Incident data, as of Aug. 28, 2008
                                                   Pipeline Safety
                                                   Reauthorization
• Reauthorization expected in 2010
• Pending Regulations
   –   Low Stress
   –   One Rule
   –   DIMP
   –   CRM
   –   ANPRM Damage Prevention
   –   Standards Incorporated by Reference (IBF)
• Regulatory Agenda will be driven by:
   –   12 open PIPES Act mandates
   –   14 open NTSB Recommendations (requested closure on 2)
   –   2 GAO Recommendations
   –   3 OIG Recommendations
Low Stress & Damage Prevention ANPRM

Low Stress
• 2006 PIPES Act:
   – Mandate 4 Regulations low stress pipelines

Damage Prevention ANPRM
• 2006 PIPES Act:
   – Mandate 2 Damage prevention
                                          DIMP
• 2006 PIPES Act:
   – Mandate 9 Integrity management standard for distribution
     pipelines & excess flow valve (EFV) installation
• NTSB Open Recommendations:
   – P-98-02 Plastic pipe susceptible to cracking
   – P-01-02 Excess flow valve installation
• OIG SC2004064 Recommendation A 03:
   – DIMP regulation requirement
• OIG AV2006003 Recommendation A 05:
   – NTSB P-01-02 EFV installation requirement
                             State Partners

• States need to be engaged
• DIMP – States will play a pivotal role
• PHMSA is working to increase funding
• State funds should remain constant not to be
  displaced with reimbursable federal funds
• PHMSA is working to change funding streams
  to advance fund a portion
                            Moving Forward

• Safe pipelines are needed to transport US
  energy
• Pipeline safety is a joint responsibility
• New regulations will be published to improve
  pipeline safety
• OPS will be engaged and will support our
  state partners
     Thank you

      Enjoy the
Traverse City Area !!!

				
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