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Pipeline Leak Detection, Leak Repair and Methane Emission Reductions Public Meeting

May 5-6, 2021

PHMSA will be holding a virtual public meeting for stakeholder groups and members of the public to share and discuss perspectives on improving gas pipeline leak detection and repair. PHMSA expects to cover subjects that include examining the sources of methane emissions from natural gas pipeline systems, current regulatory requirements for managing fugitive and vented emissions, industry leak detection and repair practices, and the use of advanced technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from gas pipeline systems. PHMSA is holding this public meeting to gather information to aid in the preparation of a rulemaking and report to Congress on natural gas pipeline leak detection and repair mandated by Sections 113 and 114 of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020. The meeting will occur virtually on May 5-6, 2021. The meeting agenda and instructions on how to attend virtually have been published on PHMSA’s public meeting registration page.