The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
(PHMSA) and the National Association of Pipeline Safety
Representatives (NAPSR) are hosting a June 27, 2012 meeting in Fort
Worth, Texas to discuss integrity management issues related to gas
distribution pipelines. The public meeting will be held from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Specifically, the meeting will focus on the rule adopted in
December 2009 [74 FR 63906] requiring operators of gas distribution
pipelines to incorporate similar integrity management programs as
those used in transmission pipelines. Meeting attendees will learn
from peers and regulators on what methods have worked and those
that have not in implementing distribution integrity management
programs. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in
the development of additional guidance if determined it is needed
based on stakeholder feedback.
Both PHMSA and NAPSR will have representatives at the meeting
available to describe issues that have come up in their initial
inspections of the integrity management systems and to discuss
other requirements applicable to distribution pipeline operators.
An agenda of the meeting can be found here. In addition to attending in person,
the meeting will be webcast online at this location.
For additional information, please see the notice of the meeting
published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2012 [77 Fed.
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