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API Damage Prevention Workshop September 12 -13, Houston, TX

Registration is now open for API’s Damage Prevention Workshop that will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 15747 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Houston. Click here for registration information and preliminary agenda. The deadline for pre-registration is September 5.

Day One – September 12 1PM – 5PM
A team has been formed to collect industry damage prevention practices into a virtual toolbox. The toolbox and the practices in it will be presented and discussed. Who can contribute to the toolbox? What sorts of practices are in it? How can the toolbox be accessed?

Day Two – September 13 8AM – 12:00 PM
There will be discussion of excavation damage incidents and near miss events that resulted from existing exemptions from the use of one-call laws and what the strategies that have and may be employed to reduce the occurrence of such accidents. Would laws simply eliminating or severely limiting such exemptions be desirable? What are the pros and cons? What additional burdens may be placed on industry to screen and respond to additional one calls if existing exemptions are eliminated? Are there certain exemptions that the pipeline industry wants to retain? What industry practices have been particularly effective?
API has arranged a discounted room block at the Doubletree Hotel at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for $159/night. Reservations can be made by calling 281-848-4001. Please be sure to mention the API meeting. The cut-off date for making room reservations is August 29, 2012.

For more information, contact Madeleine Sellouk.