Pipeline Safety Update - Issue No. 60

July 12, 2013

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

  • Anthony Foxx sworn in as Secretary of Transportation.
  • GAO releases report on 7-year reassessment period for gas transmission integrity management.
  • PHMSA schedules meetings of technical advisory committees, issues advisory bulletin addressing potential flooding damage to pipeline facilities, and requests comments on revised hazardous liquid pipeline annual report form.
  • DOT invites comment on information collection request for drug and alcohol testing program.
  • Update on PHMSA’s June enforcement activity and status of pending regulatory initiatives.
  • Updates from states.

 

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