Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP) Preparation Aid Available

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Midwest ENERGY Association’s (MEA) comprehensive Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP) Preparation Aid produced in cooperation with MEA members by EN Engineering, and has been updated to match the December 4, 2009 DIMP Regulations. “The MEA DIMP Preparation Aid is designed to assist those companies impacted by this new regulation by providing a road map of the regulatory requirements and how to assemble the fundamental elements of a DIMP,” says Patrick Van Beek, president of MEA.

Midwest ENERGY Association’s (MEA) comprehensive Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP) Preparation Aid produced in cooperation with MEA members by EN Engineering, and has been updated to match the December 4, 2009 DIMP Regulations. “The MEA DIMP Preparation Aid is designed to assist those companies impacted by this new regulation by providing a road map of the regulatory requirements and how to assemble the fundamental elements of a DIMP,” says Patrick Van Beek, president of MEA.

The MEA DIMP Preparation Aid covers program requirements in accordance with Subpart P of 49CFR Part 192, including §192.1005(a) and the additional proposed Subpart P requirements. Master Meter and LPG operators can use selected portions of this program aid to fulfill the lesser requirements of proposed §192.1019. “Operators still need to know and analyze their particular circumstances. The Preparation Aid will serve as a road map as well as a major step toward the final written plan as required by the regulation.” Glen Armstrong, senior codes specialist, EN Engineering

“MEA appreciates the volunteer expertise and knowledge its member companies provided to produce the DIMP Preparation Aid,” says Van Beek. MEA’s DIMP Preparation Aid is available immediately and provided at no cost to all MEA member companies as a value-added service. Members can access it in the Members Only section on our website. It is also available to non-member companies in our on-line store at http://www.midwestenergy.org for the low cost of $50 per copy. MEA’s DIMP Preparation Aid has been reviewed throughout development by MEA member company subject-matter-experts.

For more information contact Stephanie Menning, vice president gas services (651) 289-9600 x114.

EN Engineering is an engineering design and construction management organization comprised of engineering professionals who have been designing, maintaining and operating Distribution, Transmission and Pipeline systems for decades. From conception to completion of a project, EN Engineering has the experience and expertise to provide you with superior quality work and a superior finished project.

Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) serves the people that bring electricity and natural gas to American homes and businesses. MEA was founded as a training association over 100 years ago by visionary distribution utilities in the Midwest to improve safety and efficiency. Utility companies nationwide now benefit from MEA’s industry roundtables, operations conferences, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world’s premier online training and testing system for the gas and electric utility distribution industry. Our not-for-profit fee structure delivers to members and subscribers the best possible training at the lowest possible cost in the areas of natural gas, liquids, OSHA, electric, and leadership training.

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