Regulatory Compliance for Natural Gas Pipelines

September 18 – 21, 2018, Houston, TX

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The Course

Participants will gain the skills and tools needed to effectively navigate PHMSA’s regulations (CFR Part 191 and 192) and implement the applicable requirements to their pipeline systems in support of compliance safety and efficient operations.

The Instructors

Our skilled instructors offer high-level expertise and real-world case studies to program participants. With a combined 40 years of teaching experience, they have presented training seminars to over 2500 pipeline professionals.

Who Should Attend

Training content is geared to pipeline operators with at least six months on the job experience who are seeking in-depth knowledge of pipeline safety regulations.

About the Instructors

DeWitt Burdeaux
Market Director, Pipeline Regulatory Services, TRC

DeWitt joined TRC in 2017 from G2 Integrated Solutions. Prior experience includes senior regulatory compliance and training roles at FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and PHMSA.

About DeWitt

Lane Miller
Market Director, Pipeline Regulatory Services, TRC

Prior to joining TRC, Lane was the Chief Compliance Engineer for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and also served as PG&E’s director of codes, standards and training, overseeing a 94-employee unit.

About Lane

Course Topics

Pipeline Safety Regulatory Structure

Federal agencies, state regulations.

Overview of Parts 190-199 and Part 40

Part 191 – Reporting Requirements

Annual reports, incident reports, safety related condition reports, OpId’s and Asset Change Notifications.

Overview and Structure of Part 192

Applicability, definitions, gathering line/transmission line/distribution line.

Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP)

Class location definitions, design factors, determining % SMYS.

Change in Class Location

Pressure Testing

Minimum values vs future planning, record keeping.


Manuals, damage prevention.


Inspections, repair methods, replacements.

Regulators and Overpressure Protection

Pressure control, over pressure protection, maintenance.

Requirements for Corrosion Control

Basic requirements, monitoring, records.

Transmission Integrity Management


Operator Qualification

Covered tasks.

The Agenda

Date Day Session Starts Session Ends
September 18th Tuesday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
September 19th Wednesday 8:00 am  5:00 pm
September 20th Thursday 8:00 am  5:00 pm
September 21st Friday 8:00 am  12:00 pm

The Cost

There is a cost of $1495.00 per person to attend. This fee includes 3.5 days of small-group training, course materials and resources and breakfast and lunch each day of the program.

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