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Public Workshop on Liquefied Natural Gas Regulations

[DOCKET NO. PHMSA-2016-0005]

PHMSA is co-sponsoring a two-day Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Workshop with the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives on May 18-19, 2016 at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. This workshop will bring federal and state regulators, emergency responders, NFPA 59A technical committee members, industry, and interested members of the public together to participate in shaping future modifications to 49 CFR part 193, Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities. PHMSA will also describe requirements for transporting LNG in commerce by rail, highway, and waterway, as authorized in the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations in 49 CFR parts 100-185.

Name badge pick up and on-site registration will be available starting at 7:00 a.m., with the workshop taking place from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. eastern time in the atrium of the west building (New Jersey Avenue entrance, across the street from the Navy Yard Metro station). Attendees should arrive early to allow for time to go through security. Click here for directions to the DOT.

Members of the public may attend this free workshop. To help assure that adequate space is provided, attendees, both in person and by webcast, should register in advance at the PHMSA public meeting Website.Onsite registration will also be available for those attending in person. Refer to the meeting Web site for the latest information about the meeting including agenda and the webcast. Presentations and a recording of proceedings will be available within 30 days after the event.

Please be sure all representatives who plan to attend are registered. If you do not register for this meeting in advance, your entrance into the building may be delayed due to security processing. To enter the facility, all U.S. citizen visitors must have a valid U.S. or state government issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.). If you do not have valid photo identification, you will not be permitted to enter the facility. DOT is a secure U.S. Government building. All visitors and any items brought into the facility will be required to go through security screening each time they enter the building. NOTE: Screening luggage takes additional time at the entry checkpoint. If possible, please avoid bringing luggage.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen/foreign national and will be attending the meeting in person, please contact or 202-366-2392 to provide the following information: full name, official title or position, date of birth, country of citizenship, passport number or diplomatic identification number, and passport expiration date. Guest information is required at least five business days in advance of the meeting.

For further information contact: Julie Halliday, Engineering and Research Division, at 202-366-0287 or