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The Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration ("PHMSA") has revised its reporting criteria effective June 22, 2013 to include what I reported it would include in the previous post.  The General Instructions to Pipeline Operators is posted HERE..


Of interest, is that the failure to report an incident is punishable by a fine of $25,000 per day, not to exceed $500,000.  The link for the form is HERE


According to the Federal Register:


The volume spilled is critical data used to assess the impact of an individual spill and the long-term performance of the hazardous liquid pipeline industry. Prior to 2010, the instructions provided no guidance for either the volume spilled or the volume recovered. In 2010, PHMSA added instructions for the volume spilled explaining that the reported volume should include all product exiting the pipeline system. The volume recovered should include all product collected during spill response. In 2012, PHMSA modified the instructions by ending the volume spilled at the point where the operator gained control of the release and began immediately collecting the product as it exited the system. Instructions for the volume recovered were modified to also exclude volume collected immediately as it exited the pipeline system. Since this change was implemented, several PHMSA staff members have expressed concerns about long term trending. Although specific guidance was not provided prior to 2010, operators generally included all product exiting the system as volume spilled, regardless of whether the operator immediately collected the product. Since the change implemented in 2012 appears to have resulted in a significant departure from past practice, PHMSA is proposing to revise the current instructions for reporting volume to stipulate that the reported volume spilled should include all product exiting the pipeline system. Likewise, the volume recovered should include all product collected during spill response, as was the general practice prior to the revision made in 2012.


This new form is then no more than a return to what was before with volumes reported. This should increase the reliability of incident reported data. Jeffrey D. Weise is serving as the associate administrator for pipeline safety.


 
 
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