Advisory Bulletin Warns About Corrosion Under Insulation

By | Pipeline Law | June 24, 2016

A recent PHMSA Advisory Bulletin warns the pipeline industry about Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), which is frequently used on pipe transporting heavy crude oil.  Such products are often heated for more efficient transport, thus the pipe is wrapped with foam insulation over the coating, and then further covered with a tape wrap over the insulation. 

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New Amendments to TSCA Invigorate Chemical Regulatory Regime and Empower EPA

New Amendments to TSCA Invigorate Chemical Regulatory Regime and Empower EPA

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the Act) which amends the core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), an environmental law whose use and enforcement has dwindled somewhat over the years (Available here). 

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