Pipeline Safety Trust Info

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Our 2014 Pipeline Safety Trust conference will be held Nov 20-21 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.

DOT-PHMSA Community Technical Assistance Grants are currently open for new applications. See our TAG webpage for a history and description of this program, or go to the Grants.gov information page for specific instructions on applying.

Pipeline Safety Beyond Keystone - Expanding the Public Spotlight
The 2013 Pipeline Safety Trust Conference was held in New Orleans, LA on November 21-22. To view On Demand video as well as presentation files click here.

The latest edition of Safe Pipelines (pdf, 2.5MB), the newsletter of the Pipeline Safety Trust, is available for download! Go to our Newsletter page for the current and past editions.

Interested in learning more about pipelines? A series of briefing papers is available here on everything from hazardous liquid and gas pipeline basics, to technical information on cost benefit analysis and integrity management.

Pipeline Safety Trust Board President Rick Kessler testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives, Energy & Commerce Committee on Tuesday, July 9, against H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. View the hearing, including Rick’s testimony, and the written statement. More information here.

Here is the National Academy of Science’s study of the Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Pipelines and the Trust’s statement on the study.

The Pipeline Safety Trust’s testimony at the January 28, 2013 U.S. Senate field hearing on pipeline safety can be found here

A report from the Trust is available, entitled: Pipeline Safety in the Salt Lake Valley. Download it here (pdf, 5.4MB).

Want to know if you live near a pipeline?

Check out the National Pipeline Mapping System here
Need help using the Mapping System?
The Trust has a walkthrough right here.
You can also view the new video walk through from PHMSA here.

Planning Near Pipelines

We have a whole section of our website devoted to Planning Near Pipelines that includes the report of the Pipelines & Informed Planning Alliance.

Congress passes reauthorization bill for pipeline safety program:
Here is the text of H.Con.Res 93, (pdf, 172k)



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