Pipeline Components Traceability, Utilities companies new frontier

May 2012
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Pipeline Components Traceability, Utilities companies new frontier

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The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act was signed into law to amend Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specific changes will include new requirements for pipeline operators to provide geospatial and technical data for pipeline components.

2012 is likely to be remembered as a pivotal year for US pipeline safety regulations. On January 3, the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act was signed into law to amend Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specific changes will include new requirements for pipeline operators to provide geospatial and technical data for pipeline components. Pipeline component traceability takes a look at implementing best practices for materials traceability.

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