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PHMSA Public Meeting on Pipeline Data January 7 – 8, 2013 Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

[Docket ID PHMSA–2012–0244]

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) meeting on Pipeline Data that was originally scheduled for October 29 & 30 has been rescheduled for January 7 & 8, 2013. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how pipeline data is currently used by stakeholders and identify potential improvements in pipeline safety performance measures, including:

  1. Summarize the data OPS collects, who we collect it from, and why we collect it
  2. How do Stakeholders, including OPS, industry, and the public use the data? Industry collections beyond OPS data
  3. Data quality improvement – past efforts and future opportunities – universally understood definitions
  4. Performance Measures – how industry and PHMSA currently measure performance – how could these be improved and what additional data is needed
  5. Discuss best method(s) for collecting, analyzing, and ensuring transparency of additional data needed to improve performance measures

This meeting provides an opportunity for pipeline safety stakeholders to suggest improvements to existing performance measures and new measures representing meaningful pipeline safety metrics. The meeting will include breakout sessions on voluntary reporting, data discrepancies, data collected but not needed, and performance measures.

The meeting will be webcast and the link is posted on the registration page. For registration, agenda, address and hotel information, click here.

For further information contact: Blaine Keener at 202–366–0970 or by email.