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PHMSA Public Webinar on Implementation of Gas DIMP – September 4

[Docket ID PHMSA–RSPA–2004–19854]

The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice that a public webinar on gas pipeline distribution integrity management programs will be held on September 4, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Gas distribution pipeline operators were required to have prepared and implemented distribution integrity management programs (DIMP) by August 2, 2011. Federal and state regulators have been inspecting those programs and their implementation since that date. This webinar will be an opportunity for the regulators to share their experience with implementation topics with the public and the regulated community. The webinar will also include discussion of analyses of the 2013 submissions of data concerning mechanical fitting failures in gas distribution pipelines.

Members of the public may attend this free webinar. To help assure that adequate space is provided, all attendees are required to register for the webinar at Upon registration, LiveMeeting information will be distributed. Due to the limited capacity, it is encouraged and requested that parties at the same location share a LiveMeeting link for the video portion of the webinar and share a standard phone line for the teleconferenced voice portion of the webinar. Refer to the DIMP Website for additional information on distribution integrity management. Copies of the presentations provided in the webinar will be available on the DIMP Web site within 30 days following the webinar.

Written comments may also be submitted, either before, during, or after the webinar. Comments should reference Docket ID PHMSA–RSPA–2004–19854 and may be submitted on the DIMP Website. Instructions for submitting comments are provided on that Website. Comments can also be submitted on the E-Gov Website and identify the Docket ID at the beginning of your comments. For more information, contact Chris McLaren by email at or by phone at 281–216–4455.