PHMSAPipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
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PHMSA has its own problems, though they are different than FERC's, since PHMSA is run by an administrator, not a commission.
PHMSA 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.
PHMSA was concerned, however, that repeated handling of the wheelchair's battery could result in damage or other problems that could compromise safety.