Advanced Pipeline Control Room Management

January 26, 2021


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - Central time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Login and Welcome 

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break

Background and History

The CRM Rule

Audit Preparation

Audit Experience

What to Expect from PHMSA Moving Forward?

Available Resources



Ross Adams, Regulatory Manager, EnerSys Corporation

Ross Adams is an experienced regulatory compliance consultant and client success advocate within the oil and gas industry. His career began in the offshore sector, assisting clients with conforming to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s 30 CFR 250.1902 Subpart S - Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) regulations. Grounded in the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice 75, this regulation is a comprehensive approach towards a proactive compliance culture for the offshore industry. Mr. Adams worked to ensure that clients were compliant with applicable regulations in the context of Personnel Training, Facility Inspections, Hazardous Material Communication, Spill Response, and Mechanical Integrity.

In recent years, Mr. Adams’ area of focus has shifted to the pipeline sector where he works side by side with operators to design, implement, manage, and continuously improve their compliance state as it pertains to 49 CFR 192.631 and 49 CFR 195.446, otherwise known as the Control Room Management (CRM) Rule. Mr. Adams has further demonstrated his knowledge of the CRM Rule via the design and execution of EnerSys’ Compliance Facilitator Program, Audit Support Services. These programs work to ensure clients are audit-ready in advance of either federal or state CRM inspections. 

Mr. Adams is an active member of the American Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, GPA Midstream, and the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Adams is a graduate of Texas A&M University, holding a degree in Political Science.


Our courses are designed to be the best possible use of your valuable time – get the information you need to improve your position in the market in an interactive, dynamic format.

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.