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HL Integrity Assurance Notifications

PHMSA hazardous liquid regulations require operators to submit various notifications.  These regulations include Integrity Management and Remote Controlled Valves.  A complete list of notifications is:

  • Repair §195.452(h)(1)(i) ...if the operator cannot meet the schedule for evaluation and remediation required under paragraph (h)(3) of this section and cannot provide safety through a temporary reduction in operating pressure...
     
  • Pressure §195.452(h)(1)(ii) ...when a pressure reduction exceeds 365 days, the operator must notify PHMSA explain the reasons for the delay...
     
  • Interval §195.452(j)(4)(i) and (ii) ...notify OPS of the justification for a longer interval, and propose an alternative interval...
     
  • Technology §195.452(j)(5)(iv) ...an operator choosing "other technology" must notify OPS 90 days before conducting the assessment...
     
  • Technology Outside HCA §195.416(d) …when using “other technology” for assessments outside of could affect HCA
     
  • Discovery Beyond 180 Days Outside HCA §195.416(f) ...when impracticable to make a determination about a condition within 180 days of the assessment outside could affect HCA...
     
  • Discovery Beyond 180 Days HCA §195.452(h)(2) ...when impracticable to make a determination about a condition within 180 days of the assessment in could affect HCA...
     
  • New RMV Alternative Technology §195.258(c) and (e) ...alternative equivalent technology instead of RMV for new onshore segments with diameter 6 inches or more...
     
  • Replaced RMV Alternative Technology §195.258(d) and (e) ...alternative equivalent technology instead of RMV for replaced onshore segments with diameter 6 inches or more...
     
  • Lateral RMV Alternative Technology §195.418(b)(3) ...check valve instead of RMV on lateral...
     
  • Crossover RMV Alternative Technology §195.418(b)(4) ...manual valve instead of RMV on crossover...
     
  • RMV Installation Delay New §195.258(c) and 260(h) ...request extension of RMV installation deadline for new onshore segments...
     
  • RMV Installation Delay Replaced §195.258(d) and 260(h) ...request extension of RMV installation deadline for replaced onshore segments...
     
  • RMV Operational Delay §195.418(a) ...RMV not operational within 14 days of new or replaced pipeline going into service
     
  • RMV Maximum Spacing §195.260(g)(1) and 418(b)(2)(ii) ...request alternative RMV spacing for HVL in populated areas...
     
  • non-HCA RMV Operation Exemption §195.419(g) ...request exemption from RMV operation requirements in 195.419(b) for non-HCA segments...
     
  • RMV Repair Replace Delay §195.420(f)(1) ...extend replacement of ineffective RMV beyond 12 months...
     
  • RMV Installation Exemption §195.260(h) ...request exemption from RMV installation requirements of 195.260(c), (e), or (f)...
     
  • EFRD Installation Delay §195.452(i)(4)(iii) ...request extension of EFRD installation deadline for new or replaced segments...

Click here to view summary information about notifications submitted by operators.

PHMSA's regulations include two methods for operators to submit notifications.

Operators should provide pertinent information about the reason for the notification and the pipeline system, or systems, relevant to the notification.

Methods for Submittal to PHMSA

By e-mail to: InformationResourcesManager@dot.gov

By mail:

ATTN: Information Resources Manager
DOT/PHMSA/OPS
East Building, 2nd Floor (PHP-20), E22-321
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20590

Last updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2022