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Pipeline Regulatory Compliance

Natural gas pipelines are regulated according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Pipeline Safety Regulations Part 191 and Part 192.

These regulations and requirements can be daunting for anyone unfamiliar with operating "jurisdictional" pipeline facilities. Or maybe you have the expertise in-house, but it is more cost-effective to outsource these responsibilities to Douglas Pipeline. Douglas Pipeline is audited as an operator federally by PHMSA and by 20 different state agencies acting as agents for PHMSA for intrastate assets.

Engineer working on pipeline regulatory compliance in the field

Here are some of the pipeline regulatory compliance services Douglas Pipeline provides as Operator of Record:

Employees checking for natural gas links during a pipeline regulatory compliance check
  • D.O.T. compliant Operator Qualification program
  • PIPES of 2020 Section 114 methane emissions compliance
  • Emergency plans
  • Pipeline operation & maintenance plans
  • Integrity Management programs
  • Public Awareness plans - baseline and supplemental activities, measurement of the effectiveness
  • Control Room Management
  • Representation for audits with pipeline inspectors
  • Operator Qualification training – Veriforce certified trainers on staff
  • Class location surveys
  • HCA analysis
  • PHMSA filings and reporting
  • GIS mapping
  • DOT PHMSA jurisdictional determination
  • Utility line locating and excavation watches
  • NPMS
  • Right-of-way maintenance