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Joint Session PHMSA’s Technical Advisory Committees. Office of Pipeline Safety. January 17, 2008 Arlington, VA. Welcome. Administrative Moment Thank-You’s Introductions Appointment of Officers Convening of Joint Session. Administrative Moment. Safety and Comfort Announcements

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joint session phmsa s technical advisory committees

Joint SessionPHMSA’s Technical Advisory Committees

Office of Pipeline Safety

January 17, 2008

Arlington, VA

welcome
Welcome
  • Administrative Moment
  • Thank-You’s
  • Introductions
  • Appointment of Officers
  • Convening of Joint Session
administrative moment
Administrative Moment
  • Safety and Comfort Announcements
    • Fire Exits, Restrooms, Cell Phones/Pagers
  • Copies of presentations will be made available
  • Notice: Session will adjourn at 4:30p
    • Timing of agenda items will be adjusted as needed
  • Session is being transcribed
    • Helpful if you identify yourself when you speak
  • Public Comment Periods Will Be Made Available At the Discretion of the Chair
thank you s
Thank You’s
  • Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
    • Alex Alvarado, Leonard Mallett, Edward (Buzz) Fant, and Lois Epstein
  • Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
    • Ben Andrews and Virginia Cooper
  • Switched Committees
    • Jeff Hatch-Miller and Paul Rothman
introductions
Introductions
  • Getting Acquainted
    • 30-60 seconds each
      • Name, Title & Affiliation
      • Committee
      • Any Special Interests You Care to Mention
appointment of officers
Appointment of Officers
  • Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
    • Chair: Don Mason
    • Secretary: Denise Hamsher
  • Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
    • Chair: Bob Keating
    • Secretary: Don Stursma
  • Convening this Joint Session: Don Mason
agenda review
Agenda Review
  • Welcome by Chair
  • Introduction: PHMSA’s Deputy Administrator
  • Strategic Planning & PHMSA’s Year Ahead
  • Special Focus: Ethanol Transportation
  • Regulatory Agenda Update
  • Upcoming Actions Before the Committees
  • Adjourn
joint session phmsa s technical advisory committees1

Joint SessionPHMSA’s Technical Advisory Committees

Office of Pipeline Safety

Jeff Wiese

PHMSA Associate Administrator

session objectives
Session Objectives
  • Quick, High-Level Performance Review
  • Summary of PHMSA’s Strategic Plan
  • Pipeline Safety Alignment to Strategic Plan
  • Quick Tour of Major 2008 Initiatives
phmsa s strategic plan
PHMSA’s Strategic Plan
  • Safety (focused on preventing high consequence events)
    • Protecting People and their Communities by Reducing Risk from Hazardous Materials Transportation – Including Through Pipelines
  • Environmental Stewardship
    • Protecting the Natural Environment by Reducing the Risk of Harm to the Environment Due to Transportation of Hazardous Materials
  • Reliablity
    • Maintain and Improve the Reliability of Systems that Deliver Energy Products and Other Hazardous Materials
  • Global Connectivity
    • Facilitating a Global Transportation System that Promotes Economic Growth and Development
  • Preparedness and Response
    • Reduce Consequences of Accidents We Can’t Prevent
our pipeline safety goals
Our Pipeline Safety Goals
  • Improve the Overall Integrity of the Energy Pipeline System and Reduce System Risk
  • Engage, Lead, and Help Strengthen the Capabilities of Others Who Share in Achieving our Goals
  • Anticipate Future Needs for Transporting Energy Products
  • Be a Model Safety Agency – Who Earns the Respect of Our Stakeholders and the Public
improve the overall integrity of the energy pipeline system and reduce system risk
Improve the Overall Integrity of the Energy Pipeline System and Reduce System Risk
  • Improve Operator Performance
    • Integrated Inspection Program
    • Executive Performance Reviews
    • Strive for Regulatory Clarity and Consistency
    • Distribution Integrity Management Preparation
    • Control Room Management Improvements
    • Low Stress/Gathering Line Improvements
    • Improve Granularity and Accuracy of Risk Data
    • Increase System Throughput - Under Strict Controls
    • Improved Enforcement Effectiveness and Transparency
engage lead and help strengthen the capabilities of others who share in achieving our goals
Engage, Lead, and Help Strengthen the Capabilities of Others Who Share in Achieving our Goals
  • Strong Support for Our State Partners
  • Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance
  • Sharpen Focus on Damage Prevention
  • Drive Development of New Technologies and Knowledge Through Research and Demonstration
  • Emergency Responder Engagement and Training
  • Community Assistance and Communication
anticipate future needs for transporting energy products
Anticipate Future Needs for Transporting Energy Products
  • Facilitating Energy Independence By Removing Impediments to Transportation of Ethanol, other biofuels, hydrogen, CO2
    • Technical challenges
    • Regulatory clarity and standards development
    • Addressing community concerns with facts and improved communication
  • Alaska Oil & Gas Issues / Opportunities
  • LNG Safety Issues / Opportunities
be a model safety agency who earns the respect of our stakeholders and the public
Be a Model Safety Agency – Who Earns the Respect of Our Stakeholders and the Public
  • Maintain our Record
    • With Congress, the NTSB, the IG, and the GAO
  • Promote Transparency
  • Improve Our Staff Capabilities and Capacity
    • Performance Evaluation / Accident Investigation
  • Maintain our Vigilance
  • Promote Knowledge Management
special focus ethanol transportation

Special FocusEthanol Transportation

David Kunz

PHMSA’s Chief Counsel

regulatory agenda update

Regulatory Agenda Update

Office of Pipeline Safety

Barbara Betsock

Acting Director of Regulations

upcoming regulatory actions discussion

Upcoming Regulatory Actions Discussion

PHMSA Assistant Administrator

& Chief Safety Officer

Stacey Gerard