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PHMSA Technical Advisory Committee Meetings December 11-13, Washington, DC

On 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: 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.