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Texas Workshops on Regulation of Class 1 and Rural Gathering

House Bill 2982, 83rd Texas Legislature directed the Railroad Commission to regulate gathering lines in Class 1 and rural locations based on risk. The Pipeline Safety Division will be hosting a series of workshops, conducted by Polly McDonald, Director of the Pipeline Safety Division, to discuss the implementation of this new responsibility. The workshops will provide a forum for discussing what information is needed to determine risk for these gathering pipelines; what is the best way to obtain this information; how should the information be analyzed and risk-ranked; and what is the time line for implementation. Following a brief presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. There are several dates and locations scheduled at this time to select from, as shown below; all workshops will commence at 10:00 a.m. Additional locations and dates may be added in the coming weeks. Please go online at to register for one of these events. Doing so will allow you to print a ticket that you will need to attend the meeting. Seating will be limited, so please register early.

Contact Jessica Roger for the full announcement, with meeting dates and locations.