Rulemakings Change in Derating Factor for PA-11 From .32 to .40 API 5L and 1104 ANSI/API Specification 5L/ISO 3183 “Specification for Line Pipe” (43rd edition and errata, 2004, and 44th edition, 2007). API 1104 “Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities” (19th edition 1999, including errata October 31, 2001; and 20th edition 2007, including errata 2008). Control Room Management Addresses human factors and other aspects of control room management for pipelines where controllers use supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Distribution IMP Requires operators of gas distribution pipelines to develop and implement integrity management (IM) programs. The purpose of these programs is to enhance safety by identifying and reducing pipeline integrity risks Update Incorporated by Reference Incorporates by reference all or parts of 40 new editions of voluntary consensus technical standards. This action allows pipeline operators to use current technologies, improved materials, and updated industry and management practices. Advisory Bulletins ADB-07-01 (02) To: Owners and Operators of Natural Gas Pipeline Distribution Systems. Subject: Updated Notification of the Susceptibility of Older Plastic Pipes to Premature BrittleLike Cracking. ADB-07-01 (02) Premature brittle-like cracking requires relatively high localized stress intensification that may result from geometrical discontinuities, excessive bending, improper installation of fittings, dents and/or gouges. Because this failure mode exhibits no evidence of gross yielding at the failure location, the term brittle-like cracking is used. This phenomenon is different from brittle fracture, in which the pipe failure causes fragmentation of the pipe. ADB-07-01 (02) ADB–99–01 Century Utility Products, Inc. ADB–99–02 Installed between the 1960s and early 1980s ADB–02–07 - Century Utility Products, Inc. Products; Low-ductile inner wall ‘‘Aldyl A’’ piping manufactured by DuPont Company before 1973; and Polyethylene gas pipe designated PE 3306 ADB-07-01 (02) Adding: Delrin insert tap tees Plexco service tee Celcon (polyacetal) caps. ADB-09-03 1. On-The-Job Performance not to be used as sole assessment method for OQ. 2. OQ plan to be reviewed at the same time as the O&M plan. 3. When the procedure is periodically reviewed, the associated training for that procedure should be reviewed. ADB-10-06 Personal Electronic Device (PED) Related Distractions. Owners and operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities should integrate into their written procedures for operations and maintenance appropriate controls regarding the personal use of PEDs by individuals performing pipeline tasks that may affect the operation or integrity of a pipeline. Future Projects Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act of 2006 PIPES 2006 INCIDENT REPORTING By December 31, 2007 - shall review the incident reporting requirements for operators of natural gas pipelines and modify the reporting criteria as appropriate to ensure that the incident data gathered accurately reflects incident trends over time, taking into consideration the recommendations from the Comptroller General in GAO report 06–946. Plastic Pipe Issues Address the .40 petition for PE Installation and other construction issues Tracking and Traceability ASTM standards Gas Gathering Lines Leak Survey Confirm End of Gathering Outstanding Topics Failure Investigation Double/Triple Stamped Pipe API 1104 Changes Requiring Requalification 18.104.22.168 Base Material A change in base material constitutes an essential variable. When welding materials of two separate material groups, the procedure for the higher strength group shall be used. For the purposes of this standard, all materials shall be grouped as follows: API 1104 Changes Requiring Requalification a. Specified minimum yield strength less than or equal to 42,000 psi. b. Specified minimum yield strength greater than 42,000 psi but less than 65,000 psi. c. For materials with a specified minimum yield strength greater than or equal to 65,000 psi, each grade shall receive a separate qualification test.