Pipeline safety standards issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are performance oriented, telling the pipeline system operator what he must accomplish and the safety level he must meet. The intent is to leave the operator free to use ingenuity in developing improved methods and materials and proving them effective and safe. The Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 provides for establishing a Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee to evaluate and comment on proposed standards and amendments as to technical feasibility, reasonableness, and practicability of each such proposal. DOT's U.S. Office of Pipeline Safety has responsiblity both for its own gas pipeline safety programs and for handling technical details of liquid pipeline safety, which is the responsibility of the Federal Railroad Administrator.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Meeting held in Lubbock, Texas, April 20-21, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Petrol Short Course Assn Ann Meet, 19th

  • Authors:
    • Caldwell, J C
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM