PHMSA Data Workshop

October 29 & 30 – Washington, DC

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is holding a 2-day workshop in Washington DC on October 29 & 30 to discuss PHMSA’s current and future data collection needs for its pipeline safety program. Government, industry and public representatives will describe how they currently use PHMSA’s data, how data quality could be improved and what additional data is needed. The workshop will also discuss best methods for collecting, analyzing, and ensuring transparency of additional data needed to improve performance measures. Goals of the workshop include:

  1. How do Stakeholders, including OPS, industry, and the public use the data?
  2. Performance Measures – how industry and PHMSA currently measure performance – how could these be improved and what additional data is needed
  3. Discuss best method(s) for collecting, analyzing, and ensuring transparency of additional data needed to improve performance measures.
  4. Summarize the data OPS collects, who we collect it from, and why we collect it
  5. Data quality improvement – past efforts and future opportunities – universally understood definitions

PHMSA Administrator, Cynthia Quarterman will give the keynote address, followed by presentations from PHMSA, the National Transportation Safety Board, the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives, and the Pipeline Safety Trust.

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. The workshop will also be webcast. To attend in person or via webcast click here to register. The event webpage also has a preliminary agenda. For additional information, contact Blaine Keener.