Introduction to Pipeline Safety Regulations
April 11-12, 2018
Denver, CO

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Pipeline safety is a rapidly developing and increasingly important area of law and focus of the gas and oil industry. In light of recent well-publicized incidents, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and state agencies have ramped up enforcement and have taken steps to strengthen existing regulations, close loopholes, and add new safety initiatives and requirements. These changes create uncertainty and impact project planning and new construction. This course, instructed by an attorney with unique experience in pipeline compliance and litigation, will highlight changes in the law and explain how companies can adapt to this dynamic situation.

This course will specifically focus on the statutory and regulatory regime governing pipeline safety. This includes an emphasis on the nature and scope of the substantive and procedural requirements, recent pipeline initiatives that went into effect, and changes on the horizon. We will look at major initiatives that directly affect pipeline companies, such as integrity management. We will also discuss emergency management and TSA pipeline security guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the context of heightened scrutiny regarding pipeline safety
  • Explain important terms and definitions
  • Describe regulations based on program area
  • Evaluate emergency management as it relates to pipelines
  • Explain TSA pipeline security guidelines
  • Detail inspection and enforcement trends
  • Express CRM regulations
  • Discuss regulatory updates



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

Context of Heightened Scrutiny: A Current Perspective

The Basics of Pipeline Safety Regulations

  • Nuts and bolts
  • Inspection/enforcement focus
  • PHMSA trends

Important Terms & Definitions

Understanding Regulations by Program Area:

  • Operator qualification
    • Understanding the Operator Qualification Rules under 49 CFR 192 Subpart N and Part 195 Subpart G, including documentation, review, and OQ inspection issues
  • O&M
    • Meeting requirements
    • Documentation of O&M and code required tasks for compliance
  • Integrity management
    • IMP
    • DIMP
  • Control room management
  • Public awareness & damage prevention


Thursday, April 12, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

Emergency Management

  • Emergency management basics
  • Best practices

TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines

  • Nuts and bolts
  • FAQs

Inspection & Enforcement

Managing Regulatory Updates



Charlene B. Wright, Managing Member, Wright & Associates

Ms. Wright advises clients on complex federal and state laws, agency regulations and industry standards including the Pipeline Safety Act, Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation law, Occupational Safety and Health Act, (OSHA) Toxic Substances Control Act, (TSCA), the PCB Mega Rule, LP Gas Code and NFPA Standards.

She represents clients in compliance, enforcement and permitting matters include those under the authority of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation & Enforcement (BOEMRE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), United States Coast Guard, (USCG), State and Local LP Gas Agencies, the Texas Railroad Commission, and Transport Canada. Her experience includes drafting comments to proposed rules impacting the industry and analysis of legislative initiatives.

Ms. Wright defends energy clients in litigation resulting from rupture, leak, fire and explosion in state and federal courts. She has handled litigation in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin.


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4601 DTC Blvd, B-100
Denver, CO 80237

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Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-804-0700
0.9 miles away

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Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-779-1234
0.4 miles away

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center
7675 E. Union Ave
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-770-4200
0.6 miles away

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-779-1100
0.7 miles away


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