In This Issue

Public Meetings on Pipeline Safety Issues

The Research and Special Programs Administration’s (RSPA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is sponsoring four free public meetings at the Marriott Washington, 1221 22nd Street, NW on the following pipeline safety topics:

  1. Communicating with the Public – Tuesday, December 14 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  2. Enhancing Integrity Management of Gas Distribution Pipelines – Thursday,
    December 16-8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  3. Updates on Pipeline Drug and Alcohol Program – Thursday, December 16 – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. Updates on Operator Qualification Program Implementation and Standards Development – Friday, December 17 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

These meetings will provide detailed review and discussion on the above topics and will provide the public an opportunity to give comments. Meetings of the pipeline safety advisory committees are scheduled for December 14 and 15. A separate notice has been prepared for those Committee meetings. For further information, contact: Cheryl Whetsel, RSPA/OPS, (202) 366-4431 or Richard Huriaux, RSPA/OPS, (202) 366-4565. Any additional information or changes will be posted on the OPS Web page approximately 15 days before the meeting date at