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Hearing to Focus on Implementation of Pipeline Safety Law & Reforms

Washington, DC, May 16 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a hearing next week to review the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 and the implementation of reforms included in that legislation.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) pipeline safety program is currently authorized by the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011  (PL 112-90).  This law made a number of reforms to how pipeline transportation is regulated by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT), and next week’s hearing will examine PHMSA’s progress in implementing the 2011 Act. 

The hearing of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, entitled “A Review of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011,” is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness list:

  • The Honorable Cynthia L. Quarterman, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • Mr. Ronald A. Bradley, Vice President, Gas Operations, PECO Energy, An Exelon Company; on behalf of the American Gas Association
  • Mr. Craig O. Pierson, President, Marathon Pipe Line LLC; on behalf of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines
  • Mr. Don Santa, President and CEO, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
  • Mr. Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
  • More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast link, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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