The Operator Submission And Validation Environment (OSAVE) is a web-based application designed to assist pipeline facility operators (operators) with NPMS reporting requirement activities for:
- gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines,
- liquefied natural gas plants, and
- breakout tanks
under Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) jurisdiction.
Operators are required by PHMSA to review their NPMS data annually for accuracy. OSAVE aids operators in the annual review process with tools, queries, and methods to notify NPMS staff that the data is still accurate or fulfill the annual NPMS submission requirement in the event that changes have occurred. This application is not intended for anyone other than operators subject to NPMS reporting requirements.
OSAVE is a password-protected application. Operators should use their PIMMA username and password to access OSAVE. Once logged in, the OPIDs to which the user has access are listed in a drop-down list. If an OPID is missing from the list in OSAVE, operators should email
firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that it be added to their PIMMA account. PIMMA login information for the purpose of using OSAVE cannot be shared among coworkers. No consultants/subcontractors may be issued a personal username and password. If a written confidentiality agreement exists between the operator and consultant/subcontractor stating that the login will only be used for the purposes of the project and will not be redistributed, the operator may opt to share his/her login with the consultant/subcontractor.
The operator may only review data that the company has previously submitted to the NPMS. If the company operates and submits data to the NPMS under more than one OPID, the operator may only review/submit data for one of the OPIDs during a single OSAVE session. The OPID that the data was submitted under must belong to the operating company and must be associated with the operator’s PIMMA account.
The OSAVE map viewer is intended to be used at any time throughout the year and allows operators to view the spatial location and attribute information of the OPID’s pipelines, LNG plants, and breakout tanks. However, the Data Summary tools only reflect the pipelines in the NPMS national layer for the corresponding OPID. The display of submission history reflects only the pipeline submissions. To review LNG plant or breakout tank data, operators may use either OSAVE or PIMMA, as both applications have the same functionality regarding these data layers.
The OSAVE workflow submission tools are categorized by asset type. Pipeline related tools contain submission workflows for notification of no changes, edits via a map viewer, additions to existing data in place of a traditional submission, traditional submissions replacing all existing data, and notification/request for removal of all pipelines. LNG plant related tools contain a submission workflow for uploading of submission data files only. Breakout tank related tools contain a submission workflow for uploading of submission data files only. For LNG plant and breakout tank OPIDS, OSAVE cannot be used to submit a notification of no changes, submit a notification/request for removal, or change contact information. If it is determined that the LNG plant and/or breakout tank data is accurate as is and, therefore, needs no changes, please notify NPMS staff at email@example.com in lieu of a traditional data submission. If the existing NPMS national layer data for the LNG plant or breakout tank OPID needs to be removed, please notify NPMS staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. If at any time throughout the year the LNG plant primary and/or technical contact has changed or the breakout tank primary contact has changed, please notify NPMS staff via email@example.com.
All information obtained and all maps produced from OSAVE must be treated and marked as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and DOT proprietary information. Only NPMS staff has the right to redistribute maps or information from the NPMS.