RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS Mapping Requirements & Processing T-4 Forms Pipeline Safety Division Lori Mireles - Mapping Requirements Bruce Waterman – T-4 Permits RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS Mapping Requirements Pipeline Safety Division Lori Mireles Presentation Overview • Digital and Hard Copy Submission Requirements • How to Avoid Digital Data Rejections by Exploding the Data • Projections • Helpful Resources • Steps to Search Pipeline Permits Pipeline Mapping • Digital Submissions Pipeline Safety – Mapping – Digital Submissions • Steps to Set up an FTP account (File Transfer Protocol) The software that enables files to be transmitted over data lines from one computer to another • Submit Email to Request an FTP Account Email should contain: FTP Request Contact Person and Title Company Name Address Phone Number • Sample Email to Request an FTP Account Email should be sent to: [email protected] Pipeline Mapping • Steps to Instructions for Submitting and Receiving Digital Data via FTP • Instructions for Submitting Digital Lower case “t” Maximum of 8 characters Required files: .shp, .dbf, .shx and .prj • Sample Email for an FTP Submission Subject: Pipeline operator name Body: Operator Name and Address Type of Submission Type of Datum T-4 Permit/Mapping Contact Pipeline Mapping • Steps to Attribute Definitions • Attribute Definitions Be sure to add all the *Required Fields in Red A T-4 Amend code should be listed for each line segment • Steps to Commodity List • Commodity List Commodity Description (Butane/Butylene), Commodity (HVL), Systype (Q) • Steps to Vendor List • Vendor List Software Vendor List for Submitting Digital Data All vendors on this list have been approved to submit the required data Pipeline Mapping • Steps to Hard Copy Map Submissions • Hard Copy Submission Requirements 7.5 minute USGS Quad – 24X29 in. – 1 to 24,000 scale Operator name T-4 Permit Number System names Counties Date created Numbered quads T-4 Permit/Mapping contact person and phone number Maps should have this essential information: Coordinates, Quad Name Border notation, County/State Line, City Name/Limits, Roads & Map Scale, One permit per Map Pipeline Mapping Labeling Pipelines (Option 1) – Label diameters, Specify multiple lines using same R.O.W., UseT4 amendment codes to color code pipelines. Labeling Pipelines (Option 2) – Highlight all changes, Mark intersections/attributes with a dot. Identify the change. • Sample Email to Request Digital Data Operator name and Address T-4 Permit number Contact information • Sample Email from RRC to Operator The name of the file to download is p04152014_1.tar.gz Extracted data for t4 permit 09999 • Retrieving Data from the Railroad Commission Original FTP instructions *See Instructions for DOS FTP for visual reference of instructions at the end of this handout Pipeline Mapping How to Avoid Digital Data Rejections by Exploding the Data Explode your Data using Advanced Editing Tools How to set up Advanced Editing Tools Identifying Multi-Part Features Identifying Multi-Part Features Explode Multi-Part Feature Identifying Multi-Part Features Update your shape file with these new changes You are now ready to send your digital to the FTP site Projections • Wrong Projection UTM/State Plane Projection • Correct Projection Geographic Coordinate System • Check your Coordinates Verify your coordinates at the bottom of your window. Pipeline Mapping • Steps to Public GIS Map Viewers Enhanced Public GIS Viewer Legacy Public GIS Viewer • Steps to Data Online Research Queries Steps to Search T-4 Pipeline Permits - Enter your permit number – Click on Search Go down to Actions – View this document – Documents appear • Steps to Print T-4 Pipeline Permits Click on Download to print all pages Click on Download Page to print page of interest only Additional Helpful Information: Instructions for using FTP Software – FTP Password for Sending and Retrieving Digital Data – Instructions for DOS FTP - FAQ’s RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS T-4 Permitting Pipeline Safety Division Bruce Waterman Permitting Rules • • • • • • If a pipeline leaves the lease… Regulated and Non-Regulated lines Permits may have only one fluid… Pipeline should be continuous… Permits should be amended… If pipelines are regulated… Permitting Pipelines Permitting Pipelines Pipeline Permitting & Mapping Standards Pipeline Permitting & Mapping Standards Pipeline Permitting Forms Pipeline Permitting Forms • PS-48 form needed 30 days before construction starts • 24 hour notice for any lines over 100 ppms of H2S New Construction Report • Pipeline Permitting Forms • T-4 needed for any amendment except cancellation of a permit • T-4B pipeline transfer needed for: • • • Change of operator (A sells to B) Operator name change (ABC LP becomes ABC LLC) Partial transfer to another operator • T-4C permit renewal form • Annual renewal with NO changes to the pipeline system. • T-4A is “the permit”. ABC Pipeline Company 223456 P.O. Box 234 Austin, TX 78701 X Jane Smith Pipeline Company X X X X Hydrogen X X X X X X X X X Mark Smith 6/10/13 Mark Smith Pipeline Permitting Forms • PS8000A form needed for: 1. A new permit 2. Mileage being added to permit 3. When requested by RRC ABC Pipeline Company ABC Pipeline System Refined Products X 09000 20.00 20.00 12.75 0.38 X52FBE X 1 Travis ABC Pipeline Company X Jane Wilson Jane Wilson 123 Operating Company X John Smith Pipeline Company 5 miles Hydrogen John Smith John Smith Sample Cover Letters & Overview Maps Contact Information Kristi Schulz -------------- (512)-463-7090 Operators A-D (plus Enbridge & Enterprise) Bruce Waterman--------- (512)-463-3046 Operators E-L (plus Copano) Brent Mosby -------------- (512)-463-6519 Operators M-Z Digital Submissions Lori Mireles --------------- (512)-463-7032 Colby Broadway--------- (512)-524-6019 E-mail: [email protected] Questions?