How many inspectors are with PHMSAs Office of Pipeline Safety?
The Pipeline Safety Program has an authorized strength of 151 employees, which includes 90 pipeline inspectors. With the 2003 federal budget allocation, Pipeline Safety will hire an additional 15 regional pipeline inspectors. Proposed allocations include 8 gas integrity management inspectors, 5 state program manager, 4 state and federal agency inspectors and 2 inspectors to review technical issues on hazardous liquid pipelines in Alaska. The administration has supported an additional 19 inspectors in the 2004 budget request.
- How will PHMSA Pipeline Safety provide training and oversight to state inspectors conducting reviews and audits of operator integrity management plans?
- Should operators inform PHMSA Pipeline Safety of changes they determine are needed to HCAs as defined in the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS)?
- How many inspectors are with PHMSAs Office of Pipeline Safety?