April 2010 Vol. 237 No. 4

Features

Impact Of New PHMSA Control Room Management Rules

The Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act of 2006 (PIPES) mandates that the Secretary of Transportation issue regulations on control room management (CRM) requiring a human factors plan that assures control systems are matched to human capabilities and limitations, including fatigue management.(1) Support along very similar lines for improving the safety and reliability of both liquids and gas pipelines was expressed in a letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) from the American Gas Association (AGA), the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Public Gas Association (APGA), the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), and the Interstate Natu

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