Malinowski requested a revised draft permit be made available to the public with the operating conditions that PHMSA
and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are considering before any special permit is finalized to ensure the public is able to fully analyze the risks associated with this proposed plan.
has its own problems, though they are different than FERC's, since PHMSA
is run by an administrator, not a commission.
delayed finalizing a controversial expansion of the Operator Qualification (OQ) requirements authorized by Congress in the 2011 law.
The meeting featured reciprocal information sharing with meeting guest Shane Kelley, PHMSA
's assistant international standards coordinator and another member of the PHMSA
International Standards team, Candace Casey.
The proposed PHMSA
regulation recommends new requirements for trains transporting large amounts of "Class 3" flammable liquids (mostly ethanol and Bakken crude) to reduce the number of train accidents and the consequences that follow when trains carrying flammable liquids spill their contents.
"This margin of safety should allow for the safe operation of the pipeline until the Remedial Work Plan can be approved and implemented," PHMSA
said in a letter to Exxon dated and made public March 31.
In 2012, PHMSA
published an updated version of the ERG that includes new evacuation tables for large toxic gas spills and standard response procedures for gas and liquid pipeline incidents.
Warren joined the PHMSA
Office of Pipeline Safety in 1991, as a Petroleum Engineer.
And analysts say as these spills have focused more attention on pipeline safety, the once-obscure PHMSA
is getting more comfortable with flexing its recently enhanced muscles.
In a later phase, PHMSA
will direct energy companies on what to do if they can't find records for all their pipelines, said PHMSA
spokesperson Jeannie Layson.
We are performing additional tests and will continue to work cooperatively with PHMSA
in order to obtain the authority to operate these projects at higher operating pressures.
was concerned, however, that repeated handling of the wheelchair's battery could result in damage or other problems that could compromise safety.