The API RP 1162 working group has launched a webpage to gather input on from the affected public on the successes public awareness programs have had to date and where there still may be deficiencies. The website provides an opportunity to provide feedback to the API RP 1162 revision team in a variety of ways including a survey, interactive activities and comment boards. The information gathered from this project will ultimately influence and justify some of the requirements in the current revision of RP 1162.
While it remains unknown when this new version of API RP 1162 will be finalized and whether PHMSA will incorporate it by reference into pipeline safety regulations, it is important that the affected public stakeholder group has an opportunity to provide honest input.
Without the public’s input, justification for change in the requirements is limited. The webpage will only be active for a short time, until September 20, 2019, so time is of the essence.