Pipeline Safety Auditing: Federal Compliance Guide


The Pipeline Safety Auditing: Federal Compliance Guide is an easy-to-use tool designed to assess a pipeline facility’s compliance with applicable federal pipeline safety regulations. This guide is a valuable resource for pipelines and related facilities that transport materials covered under the 49 CFR 190 regulations, including hazardous liquids and carbon dioxide pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) systems, and natural gas systems.  This guide provides DOT safety audit checklists designed for specific facility operations, as well as minimum compliance standards for pipeline inspection, pipeline maintenance and pipeline safety.

This pipeline regulations audit guide is used by Environmental Managers, Safety Managers and Transportation Managers in any organization that transports chemicals, oil or gas through a pipeline.

Topic Area

  • Alcohol testing for critical employees
  • Design and construction of pipelines and related facilities
  • Emergency response
  • Hazardous liquids, including crude oil, butane, propane, ammonia, and carbon  dioxide
  • ISO 14000
  • ISO 9000
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Maintenance and repair standards
  • Minimum inspection standards
  • Natural gas pipelines and related facilities
  • Operation
  • Recordkeeping
  • Repair
  • Siting
  • Testing
  • Training programs


Applicability Tables
Applicability Tables facilitate quick and easy determination of which regulations and sections of the checklists apply to specific facility operations

Pre-Audit Preparation
Lists materials to be reviewed before conducting an audit

Provides comprehensive, detailed requirement statements, with guidance on compliance issues and inspection procedures and practices

Enable quick recording of a facility s compliance status for each requirement. Additional features include Customizable Scoresheets.

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