PHMSA announced a public meeting and forum on carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline safety to discuss key topics such as public awareness, emergency response and effective communication with emergency responders and the public, dispersion modeling, safety measures to address other constituents besides CO2 in CO2 Pipelines, leak detection and reporting, and Geohazards. Key topics include:
- Safety expectations for pipeline operators
- General state of CO2 pipeline infrastructure – current mileage and forecasts
- Federal and state jurisdictions and authorities
- Public awareness, engagement, and emergency notification
- Emergency equipment, training, and response
- Dispersion modeling
- Safety measures to address other constituents besides CO2 in CO2 pipelines
- Leak detection and reporting
- Conversion to service
- Environmental justice
The CO2 meeting will be held May 31–June 1, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MT), and will also be webcast for those who cannot attend in person. The agenda and instructions on how to attend are on the public meeting registration page.
Editor’s Note: Yours truly, Bill Byrd, will be participating on a panel about emergency response. See you in Iowa!