On March 12, the Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced the appointment of two new PHMSA Pipeline Safety Program Executives (both will be stationed in Washington DC):
- Linda Daugherty, Director of the PHMSA Southern Region, is appointed as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. She will have oversight of regulations, enforcement, training and qualifications, engineering, program development, state programs, program evaluation, and information and analysis.
- Alan Mayberry, Director of Engineering & Emergency Support, is appointed as the Deputy for Field Operations. He will have oversight of the PHMSA Regions and Emergency Support and Security Operations.