US DOT PHMSA Public Awareness Workshop & Webcast

It’s not too late to register to attend the US DOT PHMSA Public Awareness Workshop on June 19 – 20, 2013 – either in person at the Hyatt Regency N. Dallas Hotel or via webcast.

Since 2005 pipeline operators have been required to have a Public Awareness Program per federal pipeline safety regulations. They must provide information to four stakeholder audiences categorized as: (1) affected public, (2) emergency officials, (3) local public officials, and (4) excavators.

The workshop will bring together stakeholders to discuss findings from recent federal and state public awareness inspections, and gain perspectives from various stakeholders on public awareness challenges and successes to identify ways to strengthen pipeline safety public awareness.

The primary goals of this workshop are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the public awareness program and discuss recent inspection findings;
  2. Understand what’s working and not working with API RP 1162 (1st edition) from various stakeholder perspectives (industry, pipeline operators, public, emergency response officials, local public officials, and excavators);
  3. Share ways to improve public awareness outreach efforts; and
  4. Discuss the path forward for improving public awareness

For more details, please visit http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=90 .

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