PHMSA Meeting with Pipeline Advisory Committees in June

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will hold meetings with its Pipeline Advisory Committees from June 1-3 to consider and vote on proposed rulemakings that would strengthen federal pipeline safety programs, if implemented. The proposed rulemakings have been developed to complete mandates of the 2011 act related to pipeline safety. Some of the topics to be discussed at the meeting include requiring pipeline operators to report accidents or incidents within one hour of discovering them; allowing PHMSA to recover costs for pipeline design review work; amending operator qualification regulations; and providing a renewal procedure for expiring special permits.

Occupational Health & Safety News, 14 May 2016 ;http://www.ohsonline.com ;