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Open-source resources help navigate new IM regulations

January 3, 2022

The revision of federal safety regulations for integrity management of gas transmission pipelines to require explicit consideration of seismicity increases the importance for operators to be actively identifying high-consequence areas (HCAs), evaluating seismic-related threats, and choosing a risk model to support risk management decisions. To ensure equal access to information by both operators and inspectors, the authors have compiled publicly available data and tools for practical seismic risk assessments, such as Microsoft building footprints, the USGS National Seismic Hazard Models, and the USGS Ground Failure product.

Publication Year 2022
Title Open-source resources help navigate new IM regulations
Authors N. Simon Kwong, Kishor S. Jaiswal, J. W. Baker, Nicolas Luco, K. A. Ludwig, Vasey J. Stephens
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Oil & Gas Journal
Index ID 70227286
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center