INGAAInterstate Natural Gas Association of America
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Cathy Landry, spokeswoman for INGAA, said, "It is INGAA's understanding that EPA's announcement of its intent to reconsider the new source methane rule includes all of the fugitive emissions monitoring requirements.
INGAA CEO Don Santa also complained about the leak detection and repair approach (LDRA), which, he said, is more costly and less effective than Directed Inspection and Maintenance, which is what INGAA proposed.
Formed in 1990 by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the INGAA Foundation works to advance the use of natural gas for the benefit of the environment and the consuming public.
INGAA Foundation 2017 Chair Thomas Hutchins (Vice President, EH&S, Kinder Morgan) presided over a comprehensive agenda including 15 presentations from industry leaders.
P&GJ: Tom, what are your leading priorities as the 2017 INGAA Foundation Chairman?
"This vote advances the underground storage safety initiative undertaken by INGAA in 2011 by building on our efforts to promote industry standards for underground gas storage integrity and by supporting accelerated adoption of recommended storage practices," said INGAA President and CEO, Don Santa.
"INGAA has previously commented that strong due process considerations should be put in place with respect to the emergency order authority," says INGAA Vice President Cathy Landry.
His involvement within INGAA is long-standing, during which time he served on its board as well as its legal and regulatory committees.
Hoffmann has guided the INGAA Foundation over a significant period of growth and change.
INGAA also contested the definition of a "reportable incident" and that not all of them can be reported in one-hour.
Transmission companies and INGAA argue PHMSA severely underestimates the number of pipeline miles which would be subject to blowdowns, and therefore the cost of the new regulations and the methane emissions created.
"America's Energy Link will provide valuable information about pipelines and natural gas, including materials about safety and the environment," INGAA President and CEO, Don Santa, said.