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How to Spot an Expert: DOT Compliance Consultants

Posted by Nicole Tebow on Aug 10, 2016 2:00:00 PM

At New Century Software and Integrity Plus, we take pride in knowing that our teams are comprised of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the industry. We strive to build our teams with people that understand the nuances of the pipeline industry, and have studied and grown their skillsets over time. This led us to think, how do our customers and others in the industry know they are getting the best solution and service from a qualified team? To help answer this question, we developed a three-part series, How to Spot an Expert. We’ll touch on DOT compliance consultants, risk and integrity management analysts, and GIS experts.

In the first of our three-part series, we’ll be focusing on the realm of regulatory compliance. To ensure safety and reliability, pipeline operators must show due diligence in developing, implementing and documenting pipeline safety programs that meet Federal and State regulations.  From our perspective, there are three critical elements that every consultant should provide to help operators achieve their regulatory goals (and if your consultant isn’t doing these … you might want to start asking some questions).

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Topics: Federal Regulations, DOT Compliance, Integrity Plus, Compliance, NCS

Pipeline Compliance Around the World

Posted by Jennifer on May 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM

No matter what part of the world you are in, the energy sector (and more specifically oil and gas), has a big presence and impact on our daily lives. With this impact comes the need for some type of government legislation and regulation. View our story map below to compare the differences and similarities between the eight selected countries. 
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Topics: PHMSA, Federal Regulations, DOT Compliance, Compliance

Top 5 Tips to Survive a PHMSA Audit

Posted by Stacey on Mar 30, 2016 11:30:00 AM

At New Century Software, we have a strong history of conducting mock audits and compliance status evaluations. In fact, we’re so good, we train the inspectors.  With over 20 years of combined experience, we’ve developed audit strategies and processes focused on transparent compliance demonstrations and in-depth regulatory audit preparation.

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Topics: PHMSA, Federal Regulations, DOT Compliance, Compliance

Getting to Know ... PHMSA!

Posted by Sarah on Oct 15, 2014 8:37:35 AM

Every pipeline operator knows it’s subject to Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspections to ensure that they meet the minimum federal standards for pipeline safety. But how much do you really know about the organization that develops and enforces these industry guidelines? In our first installment of “Getting to Know …” we’re focusing on PHMSA to give you insights into the organization that impacts so much of what we do in the Oil and Gas Industry.

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Topics: Pipeline Operator, PHMSA, Federal Regulations, Compliance, Title 49

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