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Audit Initiated of Implementation of the Pipeline Security Annex Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

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As required by the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act of 2006, the Office of Inspector General will review actions PHMSA has taken to implement the security annex to the MOU signed by PHMSA and TSA on August 9, 2006 to establish clear lines of authority and responsibility over pipeline security matters. As required by the act, the review will: (1) provide the implementation status of the program elements outlined in the annex; (2) determine the role, responsibility, and authority of PHMSA regarding pipeline security; (3) assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the process by which PHMSA communicates and coordinates with TSA on matters relating to pipeline security; and (4) address the adequacy of security standards for gas and oil pipelines.