Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TSA Releases Revised Pipeline Security Guidelines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released revised Pipeline Security Guidelines. The Guidelines were developed through a public-private partnership that included among others, industry and government members of the Pipeline Sector and Government Coordinating Councils as well as industry association representatives.

The Guidelines also include a HSAS Threat Level Protective Measures Supplement that contains “…a series of progressive security measures to reduce vulnerabilities to pipeline systems and facilities during periods of heightened threat conditions….” Though the Guidelines and Supplement supersede the 2002 DOT Pipeline Security Guidelines, note that both documents are merely guidance and do not impose any mandatory requirements.

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