In This Issue

Gas Integrity Management Workshop for Inspection Protocols, January 19-20, 2005

The Research and Special Programs Administration’s (RSPA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) and the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) will cosponsor a workshop January 19-20, 2005 at The Westin Atlanta North to discuss the oversight implementation of the Gas Integrity Management program and the Inspection Protocols. The workshop will provide a detailed review and discussion of Gas Pipeline Integrity Management Inspection Protocols as posted on the Gas Integrity Management public Web site at RSPA/OPS and NAPSR will gather issues presented at the workshop needing additional clarification or guidance material development for the implementation of the rule oversight program. Operators of natural gas transmission pipelines are urged to attend either in person or to observe the workshop via the internet. RSPA/OPS will web cast this meeting.

Advance registration for the meeting is strongly encouraged and can be accomplished online at the following Web site:

For more information regarding the meeting contact Zach Barrett at (405) 954-5559; E-mail, or Jeff Wiese at (202) 366-2036. For hotel reservations contact The Westin Atlanta North (Perimeter Mall), Seven Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia. URL: Phone: (770) 395-3900; fax: (770) 395-3935 (refer to the U.S. Department of Transportation block when making reservations).