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PHMSA Houston-area Meetings February 25-27

Marriott Hotel in sugar land, Texas

PHMSA is holding 3 days of Operator and public meetings at the Marriott Hotel in Sugar Land, Texas on February 25-27. If you wish to attend the Operator meeting, please RSVP no later than February 12, 2020. Registration, agenda and hotel information can be found on the PHMSA meetings webpage.

  • Operators Meeting, February 25 (Tuesday):  An operator-only meeting for pipeline and LNG operators, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This meeting is an open discussion on a variety of subjects including how PHMSA develops its annual inspection plans, how each system-specific inspection protocol is created, general enforcement processes, and lessons-learned from incidents and accidents. PHMSA intends to answer your questions, and provide you with an opportunity to speak with PHMSA outside of the inspection environment. The Operators Meeting is only open to pipeline and LNG company employees, excluding contractors, and reservations are limited to a maximum of two representatives per company. Due to the meeting format, the Operators Meeting will not be webcast. Space is limited to 350 attendees and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to attend, please click here to RSVP no later than February 12, 2020. Registration at the door will not be available.
  • Implementing the Gas Transmission & Hazardous Liquid Final Rules, February 26-27, (Wednesday & Thursday): Public meetings are being held related to implementation of the newly issued Final Rules for Gas Transmission and Hazardous Liquid pipelines, published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2019. During the afternoon of Wednesday, February 26th, PHMSA will also host a forum to discuss Safety Management Systems (SMS) principles, inclusive of highlighting the benefits of developing an effective safety culture. Online registration is closed; however, both meetings will be webcast. Go to the PHMSA meeting webpage for more information.