Pipeline Safety Update - Issue No. 61

July 24, 2013

In this edition of Van Ness Feldman's bi-weekly Pipeline Safety Update:

  • House and Senate Committees approve DOT appropriations bills.
  • House bill would address intellectual property issues associated with incorporating industry standards by reference into PHMSA’s regulations.
  • PHMSA to audit CPUC safety program.
  • FERC issues letter concerning LNG facility spill modeling. 
  • PHMSA posts materials regarding Integrity Verification Process and will hold technical advisory committee meetings.
  • PHMSA issues advisory bulletin on LPG safety requirements.
  • Status of pending rulemakings updated.
  • PHMSA announces opportunity for base grants.
  • CPUC staff modify San Bruno civil penalty recommendation.

 

 

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