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Expert Forum on the Use of Performance-based Regulatory Models in the U.S. Oil & Gas Industry, Offshore and Onshore September 20 & 21 – Texas City, Texas

The Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), along with OSHA, US Coast Guard, EPA, the Department of Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE); and Department of Homeland Security invite interested parties to participate in a co-sponsored stakeholder meeting, and submit comments on the use and implementation of performance-based regulatory models for enhanced safety and environmental performance in the U.S. oil & gas industry.

Speakers will address the current regulatory landscape and discuss the challenges and benefits of non-prescriptive, outcome-based approaches to reduce the frequency and severity of harmful events. Public attendees will have the opportunity to make comments at the meeting, and all members of the public may submit comments in writing.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather information from experts and stakeholders to help inform the consideration of future applications of performance-based regulatory approaches in the oil and gas sector. The agencies involved are soliciting input on potential concepts and options, and are not proposing specific changes to existing regulations at this time.

The meeting will take place on September 20 and 21, at the College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas and hosted by the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. Click here for registration information to attend in person or via webcast. Seating will be limited to the first 150 registrants.

Location Details: College of the Mainland, Learning Resource Center, Room 131, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, Texas 77511. On-site parking will be available.