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Pipeline Safety: Systematic Process Needed to Evaluate Outcomes of Research and Development Program
GAO-03-746: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
From 1998 through 2002, a total of 1,770 pipeline accidents occurred, resulting in 100 fatalities and $621 million in property damage. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) within the Department of Transportation operates a research and development (R&D) program aimed at advancing the most promising technologies for ensuring the safe operation of pipelines. In fiscal year 2003, OPS received $8.7 mil...
Pipeline Safety: Progress Made, but Significant Requirements and Recommendations Not Yet Complete
GAO-01-1075: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2001.
In a May 2000 report on the performance of the Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), GAO found that the number of pipeline accidents rose four percent annually from 1989 to 1998--from 190 in 1989 to 280 in 1998. GAO also found that OPS did not implement 22 statutory requirements and 39 recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board. Since GAO's May repor...
Pipeline Safety: The Office of Pipeline Safety Is Changing How It Oversees the Pipeline Industry
RCED-00-128: Published: May 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation Office of Pipeline Safety's (OPS) performance in regulating pipeline safety, focusing on: (1) the extent of major pipeline accidents from 1989 through 1998; (2) OPS' implementation of the 1996 Accountable Pipeline Safety and Partnership Act's risk management demonstration program; (3) OPS' inspection and enforcement...
Railroad Safety: Accident Trends and FRA Safety Programs
T-RCED-92-23: Published: Jan 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1992.
GAO discussed railroad safety, focusing on: (1) four bills to prevent railroad accidents; and (2) railroad accident trends over the past 10 years. GAO noted that: (1) although the number of reportable rail accidents has decreased by about two-thirds from the 1980 high of 8,451, accidents increased from 2,647 in 1987 to 3,045 in 1990; (2) the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) enforcement prog...