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Welcome to theOil Pipeline Safety Review Council August 3, 2011: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Rm. 111, Metcalf Building 1520 E. 6th Ave. Helena, M
Oil Pipeline Safety Review CouncilAgenda: • Welcome by Governor Brian Schweitzer • Introductions • Purpose of the Council • Election of Council Chair • Development of Council Workplanand Assignments • Public Input • Future Meeting Schedules
Purposes of the Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council Advise the Governor on the following : • The status of all existing oil pipelines running underneath Montana’s Rivers • The safety and risk of ruptures and leaks at each pipeline crossing • What should be done to prevent future pipeline failures
Elements of the Workplan for the Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council • Determine which agencies have jurisdiction over which aspects of pipeline permitting/easement/safety issues • Develop a comprehensive map of pipeline river crossings
Workplan (cont.)Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council For each pipeline crossing, determine the following, if available: • The pipeline diameter • The owner of the pipeline • The product it is carrying • The pipeline age • The pipeline pressure • The distance between shutoff and check valves, their condition, their proximity to the pump stations, and the location of pressure gauges • The pipeline thickness and degree of corrosion • The pipeline burial depth and the degree of river scouring and meandering.
Workplan (cont.)Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council • Determine what information gaps exist and how to fill them • Determine what regulatory gaps exist and whether to address them at the federal, state or local level. • Other?
Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council Public Input into the Workplan:
Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council • Future Meetings