Friday, August 14, 2015

PHMSA Announces Integrity Verification Process Workshop

Today the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a meeting notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 48955-48956) for a public workshop on the
concept of `Hazard Liquid Integrity Verification Process (HL IVP)’. The meeting will be held in Arlington, VA on August 27th. This will be similar in concept to the workshop on the gas pipeline integrity verification process held by PHMSA in 2013.

This workshop is part of the process that PHMSA is using to develop requirements for an integrity verification process for hazardous liquids pipelines. Background information on current ideas of what that process would look like can be found here.

The current agenda for the workshop can be found on the meeting web site. It includes presentations on:

Integrity Verification Process Perspective: National Transportation Safety Board
PHMSA's Approach for the Integrity Verification Process, Summary of Comments Received thus far on docket
NAPSR Perspective on the Integrity Verification Process
Pipeline Safety Trust Perspective
Pipeline Operator Perspectives

The public is invited to attend this free workshop either in person or via a web cast. Registration for either version can be accomplished here. Written comments may be submitted before or after the workshop via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket # PHMSA-2014-0150). The only area currently (as of 5:00 pm CDT, 8-14-15) open for comment on that site is for the proposed HL IVP flowchart.

NOTE: For some reason the block of reserved rooms was only held until August 6th. Register early if you intend to attend in person.

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