Pipeline Advisory Committees to Vote on Proposed Rulemakings

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced May 12 that its Pipeline Advisory Committees will meet June 1-3 in Arlington, Virginia to vote on proposed rulemakings that would strengthen federal pipeline safety programs if passed.

The three-day public meeting will comprise of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) who will come together to discuss the proposed rulemakings to strengthen pipeline safety. The groups will also discuss sections 9 (accident and incident reporting) and 13 (cost recovery for design-review work) of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011.

PHMSA is advised by both GPAC and LPAC on proposed safety standards and also encourages the public to make statements during the committee meetings. Information on how to participate and send in statements is available on the PHMSA website.

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