This guidance document explains how to use the API RP 1173 Pipeline SMS Implementation Tool to evaluate, track, and summarize a pipeline Operator’s development and implementation of programs and procedures to conform to API RP 1173.

This guidance document is intended for internal use by those pipeline operators that do not already have an internal auditing process which addresses operational systems. Operators can deviate from this guidance as appropriate for their operations and to conform with their existing internal audit procedures.

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