Pipeline Safety Regulations

Pipeline Safety Regulations

February 20, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“This course is an excellent overview of DOT/PHMSA Pipeline Regulations and the historical context in which they were developed. Great opportunity to learn compliance at scale for us as Reliable Operators.” – Williams

“I have worked in the pipeline industry for over 20 years and this training and trainers enlightened and educated a pipeline veteran!”– Alyeska Pipeline Services Company

“EUCI hosted a great event with well-versed experts in DOT code compliance.” – Williams

“I felt this course provided an excellent overview. The speakers kept the pace up all day. They covered hours of CFR provisions and somehow made it engaging and informative. They answered questions completely and provided tremendous content.” –Transportation Safety Specialist, National Transportation Safety Board

“Every speaker gave an excellent presentation. All presentations were interesting, the speakers were articulate, and the pace was very good.” – Dominion Energy

“A very in-depth look at DOT pipeline safety regulations by folks who know and have lived the regulations in their previous careers.” – CNX Resources

“All the speakers did great. Great presentation. It was definitely worth the time spent to listen and learn.” – Contango Oil & Gas

“The speakers knew their subject material very well. I now have a better understanding of the regulatory process and expectations from PHMSA. This will be of great benefit for future audits.” – SMUD

“Thanks to these knowledgeable, competent presenters. Even as someone who is quite familiar with the Federal rules, I gained some new and valuable insight from the perspective of these industry professionals.” – Douglas Pipeline Company

“This was a great overview of pipeline safety requirements that provided information I can apply to my everyday job.” –Senior Auditor, Spire

“They were knowledgeable, personable and kept our attention for the entire day.” – Alyeska Pipeline Services Company

The pipeline industry is under heightened scrutiny by regulators, the media, and the public. The NTSB highlighted aging pipelines as a concern in its 2021-2023 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Likewise, Congress has ongoing interest in the safety of older transmission pipelines and in the replacement of leaky and deteriorating cast iron pipe in natural gas distribution systems. 

The Pipeline Safety Regulations course will highlight changes in the law and explain how companies can address compliance challenges in the context of stricter regulator interpretations of current regulatory requirements and increased enforcement. The course will dive into developing an increased awareness of the scope and content of regulations and how to best comply with those rules.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review pipeline regulations and LNG facilities in the U.S. and discuss PHMSA’s regulatory and enforcement processes   
  • State the current perspective on heightened scrutiny regarding pipeline safety
  • Delineate the statutory and jurisdictional framework for PSA for natural gas and hazardous liquids 
  • Review the regulatory provisions in Parts 191, 192, 194, and 195 and Safety Management Systems (SMS) API RP 1173
  • Discuss hazardous liquid, gas transmission, and gathering pipeline safety
  • Dissect new regulations and developments and new understandings with underground natural gas storage, gas gathering, and LNG facilities
  • Explain regulatory inspections and enforcement trends


Tuesday, February 20, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing


Course Overview


Historical Overview

  • Enactment of legislation for federal pipeline safety program
  • Subsequent legislation that reauthorized and amended the program
  • Factors that led to the creation and evolution of pipeline safety laws and regulations

 Principles of Pipeline Safety Regulation

  • Framework for the regulation of gas pipeline and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities
  • Role of the federal government and states in regulating pipeline safety, federal preemption, non-retroactivity, rulemaking, and special permits (or waivers)
  • Powers, authorities, and principles that guide federal and state pipeline safety programs

Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations

  • Overview of the minimum federal safety standards for gas pipeline facilities in 49 C.F.R. Part 192
  • Requirements that apply to regulated gathering, transmission, and distribution lines
  • Significant rulemaking proceedings that could impact those requirements

Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Regulations

  • Minimum federal safety standards for hazardous liquid pipeline facilities in 49 C.F.R. Part 195
  • Requirements that apply to regulated pipelines
  • Rulemaking proceedings that could impact those requirements in the future.

Closing Remarks


Keith Coyle, Attorney, Babst Calland

Keith Coyle is a member of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a shareholder in the Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental and Transportation Safety groups and Pipeline and HazMat Safety practice. Mr. Coyle advises clients throughout the United States on energy matters, but his practice focuses primarily on the regulation of pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and the transportation of hazardous materials. He has significant experience working on these issues for clients in the private sector, as a former government attorney, and through his participation in industry task forces and trade organizations.

Varun Shekhar, Associate, Babst Calland

Varun Shekhar is a member of the Babst Calland’s Washington, D.C. office and a shareholder in the Firm’s Environmental and Transportation Safety groups.  Mr. Shekhar advises clients across a diverse array of industries throughout the United States with a focus on the regulation of pipelines and hazardous materials safety matters, as well as Clean Air Act compliance matters and emerging legal and policy developments relating to climate change. Mr. Shekhar has significant experience in advising on these issues in a wide variety of settings, from internal compliance counseling and auditing, to rulemaking and enforcement/litigation contexts.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Pipeline Safety Regulations

February 20, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before January 19, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations and discussion will be used in this course.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 8.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preperation: None

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