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PHMSA uses advisory bulletins to inform affected pipeline operators and Federal and state pipeline safety personnel of matters that have the potential of becoming safety or environmental risks.

 
ADB-2014-01 [Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0226] Improvements in Preparing Oil Spill Facility Response Plans ACTION: Notice; Issuance of Advisory Bulletin Jan 28, 2014
 
ADB-2013-03: Correction [Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0097] 78 FR 65427 Pipeline Safety: Reminder of Requirements for Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Utility Liquefied Petroleum Gas Pipeline Systems Oct 31, 2013
 
ADB-2013-04 Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0185 Pipeline Safety: Notice to Operators of Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Pipelines of a Recall on Leak Repair Clamps Due to Defective Seal Aug 28, 2013
 
ADB-2013-03 [Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0097] 78 FR 42889 Reminder of Requirements for Utility LP-Gas and LPG Pipeline Systems Jul 18, 2013
 
ADB-2013-02 Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Flooding Jul 12, 2013
 
ADB-2013-01 Pipeline Safety: Accident and Incident Notification Time Limit: Issuance of Advisory Bulletin. Jan 30, 2013
 
ADB-2012-11 ADB-2012-11: Reporting of Exceedances of Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure December 21, 2012 Dec 21, 2012
 
ADB-2012-10 Pipeline Safety: Using Meaningful Metrics in Conducting Integrity Management Program Evaluations December 5, 2012 Dec 5, 2012
 
ADB-12-09: Communication During Emergency Situations SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing this Advisory Bulletin to remind operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and liquefied natural gas pipeline facilities that operators should immediately and directly notify the Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) that serves the communities and jurisdictions in which those pipelines are located when there are indications of a pipeline facility emergency. Oct 11, 2012
 
ADB-12-08 SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing an advisory bulletin to alert all pipeline owners and operators of the circumstances of the Canadian National Railway Company freight train derailment that occurred in Cherry Valley, Illinois on June 19, 2009. Jul 31, 2012
 
ADB-12-07 SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing an Advisory Bulletin to provide clarification to owners and operators of gas distribution pipeline facilities when completing the Mechanical Fitting Failure Report Form, PHMSA F 7100.1-2. Jun 11, 2012
 
ADB 12-06 PHMSA is issuing an Advisory Bulletin to remind operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities to verify their records relating to operating specifications for maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) required by 49 CFR 192.517 and maximum operating pressure (MOP) required by 49 CFR 195.310. May 7, 2012
 
ADB-12-05 PHMSA is issuing an advisory bulletin to owners and operators of natural gas cast iron distribution pipelines and state pipeline safety representatives. Mar 23, 2012
 
ADB-12-04 PHMSA is issuing this notice to advise owners and operators of pipeline facilities of PHMSA's plan for implementing the national registry of pipeline and liquefied natural gas operators. This notice provides updates to the information contained in a PHMSA Advisory Bulletin published on January 13, 2012 (77 FR 2126). Mar 21, 2012
 
ADB-12-03 PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to alert operators using Driscopipe® 8000 High Density Polyethylene Pipe (Drisco8000) of the potential for material degradation. Mar 6, 2012
 
ADB-12-02 PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to remind operators of pipelines and LNG facilities of the need to conduct post accident drug and alcohol testing of all potentially involved personnel despite uncertainty about the circumstances of the accident. Feb 23, 2012
 
ADB-12-01 PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to advise owners and operators of pipeline facilities within PHMSA's plan of the implementation of the national registry of pipeline and liquefied natural gas operators. Jan 13, 2012
 
ADB-11-05 Pipeline Safety: Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by the Passage of Hurricanes Sep 1, 2011
 
ADB-11-04 Pipeline Safety: Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Flooding Jul 27, 2011
 
ADB-11-07 PHMSA is issuing this document to notify operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities of the creation of a dedicated "Presiding Official" for informal pipeline enforcement hearings and the process operators can expect when requesting an informal hearing. Jul 12, 2011
 
ADB-11-03 PHMSA-2011-0121: Pipeline Safety: Updates to Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Reporting Requirements May 17, 2011
 
ADB-11-02 PHMSA -2011-0028: Pipeline Safety: Dangers of Abnormal Snow and Ice Build-Up on Gas Distribution Systems Feb 9, 2011
 
ADB -11-01 PHMSA-2010-0381; Pipeline Safety: Establishing Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure or Maximum Operating Pressure Using Record Evidence, and Integrity Management Risk Identification, Assessment, Prevention, and Mitigation Jan 10, 2011
 
ADB-10-08 PHMSA-2010-0307: Pipeline Safety: Emergency Preparedness Communications Nov 3, 2010
 
ADB-10-07 PHMSA-2010-0226; Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Obtaining Approval of Alternative Vapor-Gas Dispersion Models Aug 31, 2010
 
ADB-10-06 Pipeline Safety: Personal Electronic Device Related Distractions Aug 3, 2010
 
ADB-10-05 PHMSA-2010-0175- Pipeline Safety: Updating Facility Response Plans in Light of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Jun 28, 2010
 
ADB-10-04 PHMSA-2008-0211 - Pipeline Safety: Implementation of Electronic Filing for Recently Revised Incident/Accident Report Forms for Distribution Systems, Gas Transmission and Gathering Systems, and Hazardous Liquid Systems Apr 29, 2010
 
ADB-10-03 PHMSA-2010-0078 Pipeline Safety: Girth Weld Quality Issues Due to Improper Transitioning, Misalignment, and Welding Practices of Large Diamater Line Pipe Mar 24, 2010
 
ADB-10-02 PHMSA-2008-0211: Implementation of Revised Incident/Accident Report Forms for Distribution Systems, Gas Transmission and Gathering Systems, and Hazardous Liquid Systems Feb 3, 2010
 
ADB-10-01 PHMSA-2009-0421: Pipeline Safety: Leak Detection on Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Jan 26, 2010
 
ADB-09-04 PHMSA-2009-0408: Reporting Drug and Alcohol Test Results for Contractors and Multiple Operator Identification Numbers Jan 19, 2010
 
ADB-09-03 PHMSA-2009-0349; Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualification (OQ) Program Modifications Dec 7, 2009
 
ADB-09-02 PHMSA-2009-0158;Weldable Compression Coupling Installation Sep 30, 2009
 
ADB-09-01 PHMSA-2009-0148; Pipeline Safety: Potential Low and Variable Yield and Tensile Strength and Chemical Composition Properties in High Strength Line Pipe. May 21, 2009
 
ADB-08-08 PHMSA-2008-0300; Pipeline Safety: Proper Identification of Internal Corrosion Risk; Notice; Issuance of Advisory Bulletin Nov 24, 2008
 
ADB-08-07 PHMSA-RSPA-1997-2426; National Pipeline Mapping System; Notice; Issuance of Advisory Bulletin Jul 31, 2008
 
ADB-08-06 Dynamic Riser Inspection, Maintenance, and Monitoring Records on Offshore Floating Facilities. Jul 2, 2008
 
ABD-08-05 Notice to Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operators of Request for Voluntary Advance Notification of Intent To Transport Biofuels Jun 25, 2008
 
ADB-08-04 Pipeline Safety: Installation of Excess Flow Valves into Gas Service Lines Jun 5, 2008
 
ADB-08-01 Notice to Operators of Gas Transmission Pipelines on the Regulatory Status of Direct Sales Pipelines May 13, 2008
 
ADB-08-03 Dangers of Abnormal Snow and Ice Build-up on Gas Distribution Systems Mar 10, 2008
 
ADB-08-02 Issues Related to Mechanical Couplings Used in Natural Gas Distribution Systems Mar 4, 2008
 
ADB-08-02 Correction to Advisory Notice Feb 29, 2008
 
ADB-07-01 Updated Notification of the Susceptibility to Premature Brittle-like Cracking of Older Plastic Pipe Sep 6, 2007
 
ADB-07-01 Senior Executive Signature and Certification of Integrity Management Program Performance Reports Apr 23, 2007
 
ADB-06-04 Lessons Learned From a Security Breach at a Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Dec 28, 2006
 
ADB-06-03 Notice to Operators of Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines to Accurately Locate and Mark Underground Pipelines Before Construction-Related Excavation Activities Commence Nov 22, 2006
 
ADB-06-02 Submission of Public Awareness Programs Jun 16, 2006
 
ADB-06-01 Advisory on Operator Qualifications for Excavation Activities Jan 17, 2006
 
ADB-05-07 Potential for Damage to Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Facilities Caused by the Passage of Hurricane Katrina Sep 7, 2005
 
ADB-05-08 Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by the Passage of Hurricane Katrina Sep 7, 2005
 
ADB-05-06 Countermeasures to Prevent Human Fatigue in the Control Room Aug 11, 2005
 
ADB-05-05 Inspecting and Testing Pilot-Operated Pressure Relief Valves Aug 10, 2005
 
ADB-05-04 Integrity Management Notifications for Gas Transmission Lines Jul 29, 2005
 
ADB-05-03 Planning for Coordination of Emergency Responses to Pipeline Emergencies May 23, 2005
 
ADB-05-02 Strapping Table Calibration for Breakout Tank Operators Apr 6, 2005
 
ADB-05-01 Semi-Annual Reporting of Performance Measures for Gas Transmission Pipeline Integrity Management Jan 21, 2005
 
ABD 04-05 Modifications to OQ programs for individuals performing covered tasks on gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities Nov 26, 2004
 
ABD-04-01 Hazards Associated with de-watering of pipelines Sep 29, 2004
 
ADB-04-04 Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by the Passage of Hurricane Ivan Sep 23, 2004
 
ADB-04-03 Unauthorized excavations and the installation of third-party data acquisition devices on underground pipeline facilities Aug 18, 2004
 
ADB-04-02 Semi-Annual Reporting of Performance Measures for Gas Transmission Pipeline Integrity Management Jul 22, 2004
 
ADB-03-09 Potential Service Disruptions in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems Dec 23, 2003
 
ADB-03-08 Self-Assessment of Pipeline Operator Public Education Programs Nov 25, 2003
 
ADB-03-07 Guidance On When The Baseline Integrity Assessment Begins Nov 17, 2003
 
ADB-03-06 Corrosion Threat to Newly Constructed Gas Transmission and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Nov 12, 2003
 
ADB-03-05 Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Threat to Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Oct 8, 2003
 
ADB-03-04 Pipeline Industry Implementation of Effective Public Awareness Programs Sep 5, 2003
 
ADB-03-03 Identified Sites as Part of High Consequence Areas for Gas Integrity Management Programs Jul 17, 2003
 
ADB-03-02 Required Submission of Data to the National Pipeline Mapping System Under the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 Feb 3, 2003
 
ADB-03-01 Updates of Digital Mapping Data for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline High Consequence Areas Jan 22, 2003
 
ADB-02-07 Notification of the Susceptibility to Premature Brittle-Like Cracking of Older Plastic Pipe; Notice; correction Dec 3, 2002
 
ADB-02-07 Notification of the Susceptibility to Premature Brittle-Like Crackin of Older Plastic Pipe Nov 26, 2002
 
ADB-02-06 Definition of Onshore Gas Gathering Lines Oct 18, 2002
 
ADB-02-05 Safety of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distribution Systems Sep 10, 2002
 
ADB-02-04 Telephonic Notification to National Response Center Aug 30, 2002
 
ADB 02-02 Revised Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incident and Annual Report Forms Jul 17, 2002
 
ADB-02-01 (02) Revised Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Incident and Annual Report Forms Jul 5, 2002
 
ADB-02-03 Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Mapping Jun 13, 2002
 
ADB-02-01 Notice to Operators of Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines To Encourage Continued Implementation of Safe Excavation Practices May 24, 2002
 
ADB-01-02 Emergency Plans and Procedures for Responding to Multiple Gas Leaks and Migration of Gas into Buildings Oct 4, 2000
 
ADB-01-01 Closure of Gas Shut-Off Valves Serving Permanently Moored Vessels (PMV) During High-water Condition Sep 27, 2000
 
ADB-00-02 Internal Corrosion in Gas Transmission Pipelines Sep 1, 2000
 
ADB-99-02 Potential failures due to cracking of plastic pipe in natural gas systems Oct 1, 1999
 
ADB-99-01 Potential failures due to cracking of plastic pipe manufactured by Century Utility Products, Inc. Sep 1, 1999
 
ADB-99-04 Directional Drilling and Other Operations Conducted in Proximity to Underground Pipeline Facilities Aug 23, 1999
 
ADB-99-03 Potential Service Interruptions in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems Jul 7, 1999
 
ADB-98-04 Regulatory authority of pipelines on the OCS Sep 15, 1998
 
ADB-98-03 Damage potential from Hurricane Georges Sep 1, 1998
 
ADB-98-01 Potential Computer Problems Related to the Year 2000 (Y2K) Aug 7, 1998
 
ADB-97-05 Potential Failure of Check Valves Following Remanufacturing Nov 12, 1997
 
ADB-97-04 Underground Storage of Natural Gas or Hazardous Liquids Jul 10, 1997
 
ADB-97-03 Potential Soil Subsidence on Pipeline Facilities Mar 4, 1997
 
ADB-97-01 Potential Damage to Pipelines by Impact of Snowfall, and Actions Taken by Homeowners and Others to Protect Gas Systems from Abnormal Snow Build-up Jan 24, 1997
 
ADB-95-02 Increased Pipeline Transportation Security Measures Aug 9, 1995
 
ADB-95-01 Auditing of Drug and Alcohol Plans by Consortiums or Third Party Administrators May 12, 1995
 
ADB-94-05 Pipelines Affected by Flooding Nov 2, 1994
 
ADB-94-03 Pipelines in a common right-of-way, parallel right-of-way, or cross a rail right-of-way Feb 23, 1994
 
ADB-94-02 ]alve Location and Spacing Jan 19, 1994
 
ADB-94-01 Certain Requirements Applying to Supplemental Incident/Accident Reports and Estimated Property Damage Totals Jan 13, 1994
 
ADB-93-05 Drug Testing Information Dec 10, 1993
 
ADB-93-04 Persons Seeking Interpretations of Pipeline Safety Regulations Include Certain Information Nov 16, 1993
 
ADB-93-03 Advisory to Owners and Operators of Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities in Areas of Flooding Jul 29, 1993
 
ADB-93-02 Advisory to Owners and Operators of Gas Distribution and Gas Transmission Facilities; Continuing Educational Program for Gas Customers and the Public Apr 9, 1993
 
ADB-93-01 Pipeline Safety Advisory Bulletin; Snow Accumulation on Gas Pipeline Facilities Feb 3, 1993
 
ADB-92-01 Potential damage to Pipelines by Hurricane Andrew Aug 23, 1992
 
ALN-92-02 Addresses concerns arising from Allentown, P A, explosion Jan 26, 1992
 
ALN-92-01 Lightning-induced electrical discharge from tracer wire to plastic pipe. Jan 8, 1992
 
ALN-91-04 NTSB recommendations S P-91-3/P-91-4, 03/15/90 NY leak/explosion: Requiring operators to extend their public education/emergency preparedness programs Nov 20, 1991
 
ALN-91-03 NTSB SR P-91-2 Texas Eastern Product Pipeline Company Explosion 2/20/90: Actions to be taken before moving a pipeline Oct 22, 1991
 
ALN-91-02 NTSB recently issued recommendation P-91-12 related to the August 1990 explosion and fire in Allentown, PA, caused by a crack in a 4-inch cast iron gas main. Oct 11, 1991
 
ALN-91-01 Reemphasize each pipeline operator's responsibility to report promptly; ciriteria specified in 49 CFR 191.5/195.52 Apr 15, 1991
 
ALN-90-01 Advise offshore water operators of recurring safety problems involving marine vessel operations and crew safety Apr 9, 1990
 
ALN-89-02 Results of OPS-conducted investigation of the San Bernardino, CA, 05/12/89 train derailment; each gas/liquid operator should test check valves. Apr 13, 1989
 
ALN-89-01 Update: Additional findings relative to factors contributing to operational failures of pipelines constructed by ERW prior to 1970 Mar 8, 1989
 
ALN-88-01 Recent findings relative to factors constributing to operational failures of pipelines constructed with ERW prior to 1970 Jan 28, 1988
 
ALN-87-01 Incident involving the fillet welding of a full encirclement repair sleve on a 14" API 5LX-52 pipeline; King of Prussia, PA 10/07/86 pipeline failure Mar 13, 1987
 
ADB-86-02 Plastic Piping, Mechanical Coupling Feb 26, 1986
 
ALN-80-04 Use of stainless steel band clamps for permanent repair of damaged plastic pipe. Oct 1, 1980
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