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Regulatory Updates


Regulatory Update

Jan 31st, 2017

topic Security

industry Utilities

CA Regulatory Update: Changes to Proposition 65 Clear & Reasonable Warnings

CA Regulatory Update: Changes to Proposition 65 Clear & Reasonable Warnings

TRC’s Michelle Campbell summarizes recent changes to the Proposition 65 regulation as well as those that will take effect over the next two years.

Regulatory Update

Jan 17th, 2017

by Michelle Campbell, CMC, CDPH, CAC, CIH

Toxic Substances Control Act

Toxic Substances Control Act

this Regulatory Update summarizes key changes to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Regulatory Update

Jan 12th, 2017

industry Industrial

Regulatory Update: PRC-005-6 Implementation Plan: Revisions to Utility Protection System Maintenance Plans were Mandatory by January 1, 2017

Regulatory Update:  PRC-005-6 Implementation Plan:  Revisions to Utility Protection System Maintenance Plans were Mandatory by January 1, 2017

The implementation plan for PRC-005-6 standard on protection system maintenance has new obligations beginning January 1, 2017. Download the Regulatory Update at the bottom of this page.

Regulatory Update

Jan 3rd, 2017

by Dylan Achey

topic Transmission and Distribution

PHMSA Requirements for Underground Storage of Natural Gas

PHMSA Requirements for Underground Storage of Natural Gas

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued new minimum federal safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. This ruling is effective Jan. 18, 2017 and operators of storage systems must implement these regulations no later than Jan. 18, 2018.

Regulatory Update

Dec 30th, 2016

by Kevin Bodenhamer

topic Pipelines

PRC-002-2 Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Standard: Initial Mandatory Implementation Plan Dates Approach

PRC-002-2 Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Standard: Initial Mandatory Implementation Plan Dates Approach

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved PRC-002-2 in September, 2015. The initial due date for system studies necessary to identify locations for the collection of disturbance related data under Requirement R1 is January 1, 2017.

Regulatory Update

Nov 18th, 2016

by Tim Farrar, PE Dylan Achey

topics Transmission and Distribution

industries Generation Utilities

Department of Homeland Security Updates Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

Department of Homeland Security Updates Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

Facilities across all sectors of the US economy may be impacted and subject to upcoming compliance actions. It is important to note that facilities that have submitted Top Screen surveys before will be required to resubmit, even if a facility was previously exempted from CFATS.

Regulatory Update

Oct 7th, 2016

by Lawrence Fitzgerald, PG, PSP, CPP Wade Narin van Court, Ph.D., P.E. Melissa Hart

topics Remediation Security

industries Commercial Generation Government Health Care Industrial Oil and Gas Transportation Utilities

NERC Geomagnetic Disturbance Standard Approved

NERC Geomagnetic Disturbance Standard Approved

With the approval of TPL-007-1, the industry now has the long awaited regulatory certainty it needs to plan and possibly modify transmission systems to withstand the effects of GMD.

Regulatory Update

Sep 29th, 2016

by ​James Whitaker, PE

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

Vegetation Management Standard FAC-003-4 to become Effective October 1, 2016

Vegetation Management Standard FAC-003-4 to become Effective October 1, 2016

The mandatory NERC FAC-003-4 standard regarding Vegetation Management has been modified to increase vegetation clearance requirements. The revised standard becomes enforceable on October 1, 2016.

Regulatory Update

Sep 19th, 2016

by ​Diane Fitzgerald

topic Transmission and Distribution

industry Utilities

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