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Public Awareness and Engagement Workshop/USA Definition Meeting

[Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0094 and PHMSA-2018-0026] June 12-13, Washington, DC

PHMSA is holding a two-part public meeting to discuss amending: 1. the applicable Unusually Sensitive Areas (USA) definition for the Great Lakes, coastal beaches, and marine coastal waters, and 2. public awareness and engagement. During this meeting, PHMSA will provide updates on amending the applicable USA and/or high consequences area (HCA) definitions to include the Great Lakes, coastal beaches and marine coastal waters and seek input on applicable definition options and available geospatial information system (GIS) data. In addition, PHMSA will seek input to determine the most effective methods to inform all stakeholders on their shared responsibilities in relation to pipeline safety.

The meeting will be held at the DOT Headquarters in the West Building Atrium. The discussion on public awareness and engagement will take place on June 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The discussion on amending the USA and HCA definition will take place on June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here for registration information.

The agenda and additional information for the meeting can be found on PHMSA’s meeting webpage. Both parts of the meeting will be webcast and presentations will be available on the meeting website and posted on the E-Gov website under docket number PHMSA-2017-0094 for the USA Definition meeting and docket number PHMSA-2018-0026 for the Public Awareness and Engagement meeting, within 30 days following the meeting.