November 27, 2012, in the Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous
Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced meetings of the Liquid
Pipeline Advisory Committee and the Gas Liquid Advisory Committee, also known
as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee and the
Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee.
The meetings will be held at the Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 703-253-8600. Meetings scheduled as follows:
- Tuesday (Dec 11): 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee Meeting.
- Wednesday (Dec 12): 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Joint Committee Meeting (Liquid and Gas)
- Thursday (Dec 13): 9:00 am to 1:00 pm- Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meeting
The committees will meet to discuss two proposed rules, the first
to implement changes to the administrative procedures in Part 190 Enforcement
Procedures, and the second to establish criteria and procedures for determining
the adequacy of state pipeline excavation damage prevention law enforcement
programs; to establish an administrative process for making adequacy
determinations and Federal requirements PHMSA will enforce in states with
inadequate programs; and to establish the adjudication process for
administrative enforcement proceedings against excavators where Federal
authority is exercised.
For more information, contact Cheryl Whetsel, Advisory Committee Manager by phone at 202-366-4431 or by email.
The meetings will not be Web cast; however, presentations will be available on the meeting website and posted in the E-Gov website: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA-2009-0203 within 30 days following the meeting.
Click here for more detailed information and a PDF copy of the notice.