AGA - Z380.1 ADD 2
GUIDE FOR GAS TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, AND GATHERING PIPING SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||1 February 2019|
The primary purpose of GPTC Z380.1 "Guide for Gas Transmission, Distribution, and Gathering Piping Systems" (Guide) is to provide assistance to the operator in complying with the intent of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in the performance requirements contained in the Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipelines, Title 49 Subchapter D-Pipeline Safety: Part 191 - Annual Reports, Incident Reports, and Safety-Related Condition Reports; and Part 192 - Minimum Federal Safety Standards (typically referred to hereinafter as the "Regulations").
The Guide includes the Minimum Federal Safety Standards together with the design recommendations, material reference, and recommended practices of the GPTC. The function of the GPTC's guide material is to provide "how to" supplementary recommendations related to the Minimum Federal Safety Standards. The Committee continuously works to pinpoint areas where more guide material could be provided in support of the Minimum Federal Safety Standards and related Regulations.
The Guide includes the Federal Regulations plus the GPTC's guide material for both Parts 191 and 192. The Guide is published in loose-leaf and electronic formats. As changes occur to the Regulations and related guide material, addenda are formatted to enable the replacement of pages in your Guide with updated pages. Addenda are available for free downloading from the GPTC webpage at or paper copies may be purchased at for a nominal fee. A new edition, incorporating all previous addenda that have been published, is usually issued every three years.
The historical reconstruction of the Regulations is available in AGA X69804, "Historical Collection of Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations." It includes the original version of Parts 191 and 192 and all their amendments through Amdts. 191-15 and 192-93 (published September 15, 2003). The Federal Register preamble to the amendments is included as well. This collection of all earlier amendments has been established as a readily accessible reference to supplement the Guide or to aid research activity. However, considering the electronic availability of amendments starting in 2004, refer to the Federal Register web site for later amendments.