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Catching Up on the News

Posted by Jennifer on Sep 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

It’s been a busy year for the oil and gas industry, and we want to keep you in the know; so we found some articles over the past month for you to scan and get up to speed on. 

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Topics: PHMSA, Pipeline Safety, technology, leak detection

New In-Line Inspection Requirements

Posted by Nicole Tebow on Jun 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We like to keep you in the loop of all things regarding regulatory compliance, and on March 24, 2017 the Pipeline and Hazardous  Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) Incident Notification Rule went into effect. While this regulation affected a broad range of items, from 49 CFR 190 to 49 CFR 199, we would like to discuss a couple of seemingly simple paragraphs whose implications could have easily been overlooked. Now, incorporated by reference and as a requirement for hazardous liquids, as stated under 49 CFR 195.591, In-Line Inspection of Pipelines are:
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Topics: PHMSA, ILI, 49 CFR 195

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Posted by Jennifer on May 19, 2017 4:55:16 PM

New Century Software is officially 23 years old! Even though our blog has 20 years

to go to catch up to the rest of the company, in honor of our anniversary we took a look back at 23 of our (and your) favorite posts. So whether you’re revisiting a post or reading it for the first time, we hope you enjoy it!
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Topics: PHMSA, DOT Compliance, Integrity Management, Pipeline, Data Management, Esri, GIS, Risk Management, data

Join the Discussion in Galveston

Posted by Jennifer on Apr 27, 2017 3:12:22 PM

Our Integrity Management & Compliance Symposium was so successful last year that we decided to hold it again this year May 2-3, 2017 in Galveston, TX. It’s right
around the corner and for anyone still on the fence about attending, we’ve got a few great reasons to change your mind. 

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Topics: PHMSA, Risk Management, Symposium

Summary of 2016 PHMSA Notices

Posted by Jennifer on Jan 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

2016 was a busy year for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and pipeline compliance with many new and proposed regulations. With the start of the New Year, we thought we'd give you a quick summary of some of the ones that stood out.

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Topics: PHMSA, DOT Compliance, HCA, MCA, Natural Gas Storage

PHMSA Recently Released Rules

Posted by Nicole Tebow on Oct 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

With the passing of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (PIPES Act of 2016) in June, and the new deadlines and requirements placed on PHMSA, there have been a handful of pipeline safety rules and policies released by PHMSA over the past few weeks. We wanted to give you a one stop shop to read up on each of these rules. Find a short summary of each below as well as a link to PHMSA's released statement.

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Topics: PHMSA, DOT Compliance, Compliance

PHMSA Advisory Bulletin: Clarification of Pipeline Operational Status

Posted by Nicole Tebow on Sep 21, 2016 2:19:29 PM

PHMSA recently released an Advisory Bulletin on Pipeline Safety: Clarification of Terms Relating to Pipeline Operational Status, Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0075 concerning the idle pipeline integrity management (IM) assessments. The Advisory Bulletin states:

“Owners and operators of pipelines that are not operating but contain hazardous liquids and gas must comply with all relevant safety requirements, including periodic maintenance, integrity management assessments, damage prevention programs, and public awareness programs,”

PHMSA will accept deferral of certain activities for purged but active pipelines. These deferred activities might include actions impractical on most purged pipelines, such as in-line inspection.”

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Topics: PHMSA, Compliance

What is a Moderate Consequence Area?

Posted by Sarah on Jul 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Pipeline regulations are changing, and Integrity Plus and New Century Software are here to help you stay ahead of the game. One of the most recent proposed changes has already been implemented into our Gas HCA Analyst application, so you can get a jumpstart on evaluating the impacts of the proposed change to your integrity management programs and budgets.

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Topics: PHMSA, HCA, 49 CRF 192, Gas HCA Analyst, MCA, GHCA

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

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