As previously reported, on April 23, 2013, PHMSA proposed changes to the hazardous liquid operators’ accident report (Form 7000-1) to require additional detail regarding “low consequence” releases (releases between 5 gallons and 5 barrels) and to revise instructions regarding spill and recovery volumes, time sequence, and NRC instructions.
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PHMSA intends to revise Form 7000-1 (Hazardous Liquid Accident Report) to collect more information for smaller spills, require additional fields, and revise the form instructions. PHMSA notes that releases between five gallons and five barrels, and/or involving property damage less than or equal to $50,000 constituted 47% of reported releases in 2011 and 2012. Currently,

PHMSA issued an Advisory Bulletin regarding telephonic reporting to the National Response Center (NRC). 78 Fed. Reg. 6402 (January 30, 2013). The Advisory notes that existing pipeline safety regulations under 49 C.F.R. Parts 191.5 and 195.52 require gas, liquid and LNG operators to report incidents to the NRC at the earliest practicable opportunity, “usually