Legal Issues in Pipeline Integrity Programmes
Article from: OGEL 2 (2007), in Pipelines
With the formalization of integrity-management rules in the USA, pipeline operators were faced, in some cases, with starting integrity-management programmes (IMP). In other cases, operators were faced with formalizing and integrating programmes which may have existed as separate components, but were not necessarily working in concert as required under the new rules. The impact of the new rules is being seen at all levels, from increased government audit activity to aggressive enforcement and fines for alleged non-compliance. Potentially-more-significant issues exist in ...