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The AOPL and the American Petroleum Institute (API) also raised questions about PHMSA's plan to shorten to 30 days from the current 45 days the maximum time a company has to respond to information requests from the PHMSA after an inspection is conducted.
AOPL hopes the report will motivate Congress and PHMSA to disallow remaining One-Call exemptions in the future.
Black was commenting on a joint report from AOPL and the American Petroleum Institute (API) that found, among other things, liquid pipelines stretched across 199,243 miles of the United States at the end of 2014, based on information submitted by operators to PHMSA as recently as October.
We have, of course, seen remarkable growth in mileage over the past several years based on the demand to take away products from new production," said John Stoody, AOPL vice president of Government.
Stoody said that while the AOPL has a keen interest in Washington legislative affairs, the organization does not see new problems arising in the wake of the Keystone XL rejection by President Obama.
While AOPL is supportive of pipeline safety issues that come before various committees on topics ranging from leak protection to improving smart technology and maintains "an active slate of industrywide efforts" in this regard, Stoody said the organization's top legislative priority is the reauthorization of the federal pipeline safety law.
On June 18, 2004, the API and the AOPL asked PHMSA to increase the maximum interval between inspections of HCA segments from five years to 68 months, to extend the time the liquid lines have for correcting imperfections turned up by an IMP inspection and allowing a pipeline to notify the agency a repair has been delayed.
The AOPL membership will broaden both the participation of the liquid industry in technology development, and PRCI's technical perspective.
AOPL (Association of Oil Pipelines) and API started issuing an annual safety performance report and pipeline safety strategic plan two years ago to improve industry transparency on the record and what industry plans to do to improve.
The initiative by the more than 50 pipeline operating members of AOPL, including Crimson Pipeline, and API.