What is PHMSA compliance?

What is PHMSA compliance?

PHMSA’s inspection and enforcement staff promulgates the safety and training standards by working to ensure that the PHMSA regulated community complies with pipeline and hazardous materials safety regulations and are meeting PHMSA’s expectations for safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of their …

What is PHMSA responsible for?

PHMSA is responsible for regulating and ensuring the safe and secure movement of hazardous materials to industry and consumers by all modes of transportation, including pipelines.

What is PHMSA database?

PHMSA collects data and provides information and analyses of pipeline infrastructure under its authority. PHMSA’s incident data access files can be downloaded free of charge.

What pipelines are regulated by PHMSA?

Both the federal government and the states have jurisdiction over gathering pipelines, which is estimated to include 240,000 miles of onshore gathering pipelines. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulates both natural gas gathering pipelines and hazardous liquid gathering pipelines.

What is the difference between PHMSA and Fmcsa?

PHMSA highway transportation regulations apply only to motor carriers transporting hazmat in commerce. Some of these hazardous materials must be placarded, and some are excepted from placarding. FMCSA regulations focus on accidents involving large trucks and buses, including those that transport hazmat.

Who regulates pipelines in the US?

Interstate pipelines are managed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulates pipelines, storage, natural gas transportation in interstate commerce, and liquefied natural gas facility construction.

What drugs does PHMSA test for?

What Drugs are Tested For?

  • Marijuana (THC metabolite)
  • Cocaine.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Opiates (including heroin)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

How many hazmat transportation incidents occur every year in the US?

Nationwide, the number of injuries and fatalities has been on the decline over the past few years. However, the number of incidents remains high. In 2016, 16,524 incidents were recorded. This declined slightly to 15,729 in 2017 before rising to 15,970 in 2018.

What is the PHMSA mega rule?

The new Gas Mega Rule essentially doubles previous regulations for onshore gas transmission, with the goal of improving pipeline safety. With changing regulations for operations and increased requirements for reporting, oil & gas and engineering firms will need to ensure they are in complete compliance.

Is PHMSA a dot?

PHMSA has the primary responsibility for the issuance of DOT special permits and approvals to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

What is a PHMSA employee?

PHMSA, or Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, has strict regulatory guidelines to ensure the safety of pipeline workers throughout the United States. The PHMSA falls under the category of DOT-regulatory employers, which are all seeing some changing for drug testing guidelines in 2018.

Does the government control gas pipelines?

What does PHMSA do for You?

PHMSA tracks data on the frequency of failures, incidents and accidents. Access forms for the Operator Registration System, hazmat registration, incident reporting and more. PHMSA projects to improve the safety and reliability of hazmat transportation by all modes, including pipelines.

What enforcement actions does PHMSA exercise against excavators who damage pipelines?

PHMSA also exercises enforcement actions against excavators who damage pipelines in states with inadequate excavation damage prevention law enforcement programs under 49 C.F.R. Part 196. These actions are available at the Third Party Excavation Enforcement Webpage.

How do I contact the regulatory enforcement fairness administration?

If you wish to comment on the enforcement actions of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, call 1-888-REG-FAIR (1-888-734-3247). For more information about The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, please click here.

What are the enforcement procedures of the small business and agricultural regulatory?

The Enforcement Procedures include risk-based criteria for selecting enforcement actions. The Small Business and Agricultural Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards were established to receive comments from small businesses about federal agency enforcement actions.