dot pipeline compliance news | December 2018
Free Training on Pipeline Safety for Non-Pipeline Personnel
[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0073]
The Pipeline Safety Trust (PST) received a grant in 2017 and again in 2018 to send 20-30 people from local and tribal government,
and non-profit organizations to an in-depth training on pipeline safety. Their goal with this training is to provide attendees with
the information they need to better understand pipelines and pipeline regulations. With this information, participants will be better able
to understand the daily operations and potential risks from pipelines, and hopefully develop programs and engage in regulatory
processes that address these risks more effectively. This training focuses on the safety of existing (or soon to be existing)
pipelines, and will not get into other important related issues such as the impacts of oil and gas production methods, the impacts
from the use of the fuels pipelines transport, or the regulatory system for the siting of new pipelines.
The training will be held May 8-10, 2019 and take place in downtown Houston, Texas. Over the course of this three-day training,
attendees will learn how pipelines are constructed, operated, maintained, inspected and regulated, as well as a review of the
different types of pipelines and the major failure causes and what is done to try to prevent those failures. The PST seeks to fund
people who will continue to be involved in pipeline safety issues in years to come. This training will be provided by RCP at our headquarters
in downtown Houston. All travel costs for the selected attendees will be paid by the Pipeline Safety Trust.
Application for the 2019 training is now open. To apply go fill out the short nine question
If you know of other people who might be interested in this training please forward them this notice.
For any questions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (360) 543-5686.
Editor’s Note: Those of you who work in the for-profit world should plan to
regular 3-day DOT training course
on the following week, May 14-16. Please forward this notice to those people in the non-profit world who have
a legitimate need and desire to understand pipelines and pipeline safety.