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Navigating pipeline compliance in today’s regulatory environment means having the right people and tools in place to keep you constantly moving forward in your compliance journey. These steps can include starting a program from scratch, revising existing processes, or completing a third-party audit.
Lack of personnel, experience, or processes shouldn’t keep you from meeting internal and external compliance safety goals. Let Elemental help by providing expert experience and diverse operating backgrounds to support your success in any of the following areas.
Facility IMP and Risk
Pipeline Safety Program Support
Elemental can guide you on developing and maintaining programs, procedures, and documentation systems that enable compliance with Federal and State regulations. Whether you are developing programs for the first time or just need a review, we have considerable experience with both gas and hazardous liquid operators of all sizes in the following areas:
Operations and Maintenance
Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Misuse Prevention
Control Room Management
o Underground Gas Storage
Safety Management Systems
These documented determinations are a great compliance demonstration in any audit and can save hours of headache and internal discussion about which assets are and are not regulated.
Enquire today about some of the most challenging jurisdictional determination areas, including:
Flowlines, gathering lines, and transmission lines
Control Room Management
Small Operator Support
We know that audits are stressful. Our team can relieve the ever-increasing burden by helping you in all stages of preparation for, administration of, and response to Federal and State regulatory audits. We can bring peace of mind by ensuring that you have done all you can to prepare for your upcoming inspection.
Tasks might include:
Preparation – We can review written programs, organize and review documentation, and coach personnel
in inspection management
Administration – We can be on-call or in-person during the actual audit
Follow Up – If you find yourself with corrective actions, our experts can assist with responses to findings or creating a roadmap to correct
the issue and prevent reoccurrence
Third Party Audits
Do you need a third party audit as a health checkup on your written programs, an internal best practice, or to meet requirements for written manual review? Our clients can become inspection-ready by performing a third party audit to locate and correct potential issues before they become major concerns.
We are trained to mimic a realistic regulatory audit experience and can simulate the environment you would expect to encounter. After this mock audit is complete our experts can guide you in reviewing potential issues, developing a corrective plan, and implementing changes. This exercise is extremely beneficial to operators of any size at any stage in their compliance journey and can be customized to fit your exact needs.
Elemental consultants have over 20 years’ experience in pipeline safety consulting for oil and gas operators of all sizes and are located in Houston, Texas and Denver, Colorado. In addition to working with the industry, our experts maintain proficiency with Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulatory requirements and associated State regulations, protocols, expectations, and audit practices.