By - Danielle Duignan

Introduction to Pipeline Safety Regulations
October 7-8, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

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Overview

In light of recent well-publicized incidents including the Merrimack Valley explosions, the industry is under heightened scrutiny by regulators, the media and the public. Legislative and regulatory changes are on the horizon on the Federal and State level. 

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 address compliance challenges in the context of stricter regulator interpretations of current regulatory requirements and increased enforcement.

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 and changes on the horizon. The course will cover Natural Gas Pipelines on Day 1 (Part 192), and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines (Part 195) and LNG facilities (Part 193) on Day 2.

We will also look at major initiatives and that directly affect pipeline companies, such as API 1173.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the regulation of pipelines and LNG facilities in the U.S.
  • Gain knowledge of the context of heightened scrutiny regarding pipeline safety
  • Review important terms, definitions and interpretations
  • Develop increased awareness of the scope and content of regulations based on program area
  • Explain regulatory inspections and enforcement trends
  • Discuss a current perspective regarding the context of heightened security
  • Describe Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations 49 CFR 192
  • Review hazardous liquid pipeline safety regulations
  • Explain LNG Safety Regulation Part 193

Credits

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.5 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.

Agenda

Monday, October 7, 2019

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


Pipeline Safety Regulation: Introduction to the Course


Context of Heightened Scrutiny: A Current Perspective


Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations 49 CFR 192

Understanding Regulations by Program Area:

  • Operations & Maintenance (Subpart M)
    • Meeting requirements
    • Documentation of O&M and code required tasks for compliance
  • Operator Qualification (Subpart N)
  • Integrity Management
    • IMP (Subpart O)
    • DIMP (Subpart P)
  • Control Room Management 192.631
  • Damage Prevention 192.614
  • Public Awareness 192.616
  • Incident Reporting (Part 191)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing (Part 199)
  • Recordkeeping

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Regulation

  • Scope—what falls under Part 195?
  • Delineation Between Federal and State Jurisdiction – Statement of Agency Policy and Interpretation
  • Operation and Maintenance (§§ 195.400 – 195.452)
  • Qualification of Pipeline Personnel (§§ 195.501 – 195.509)
  • Integrity management program (IMP) rule § 195.450 and 195.452
  • Control Room Management
  • Accident, and Safety-Related Condition Reporting

LNG Safety Regulation (Part 193)

  • Scope
  • Operating procedures. (§ 193.2503)
  • Monitoring operations. (§ 193.2507)
  • Emergency procedures. (§ 193.2509)
  • Personnel safety. (§ 193.2511)
  • Investigations of failures. (§ 193.2515)
  • Communication systems. (§ 193.2519)
  • Operating records. (§ 193.2521)
  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Personnel Qualifications and Training (§§ 193.2701 – 193.2719)
  • Security (§§ 193.2901 – 193.2917)

 

Instructor

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 assists clients with developing pipeline safety compliance frameworks, and represents clients in enforcement and permitting matters include those under the authority of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), State Commissions, 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 manages post-incident investigations for energy clients and has handled 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.

Location

InterContinental New Orleans

444 St Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70130

Reserve your room:

please call 1-504-525-5566

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of October 6 – 7, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$159.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to September 6, 2019.

Register

Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

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