NPRM for Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines

A Review & Perspectives

The NPRM for Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines is the most significant pipeline safety rulemaking proposed by DOT/PHMSA since the original pipeline safety regulations were promulgated in 1970.

Bruce Paskett, Structural Integrity’s Chief Regulatory Engineer will provide an overview of the proposed rule and perspectives for implications for operators of natural gas transmission and gather pipelines. Mr. Paskett has over 31 years as an operator with extensive experience in TIMP, DIMP, pipeline safety and regulatory compliance matters.

What you will learn
  • A review of the April 8, 2016 Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and associated implications will be presented
  • Proposed changes to the current pipeline safety regulations for gas transmission and gathering pipelines
  • Possible implications for the regulations
Who should listen

Engineers, Managers, and Executives responsible for Pipeline Safety, Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Integrity Management, and/or Pipeline Safety Regulatory Compliance

Presenter Bio
Bruce Paskett

Senior Associate

Bruce Paskett is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in the natural gas utility industry. While at NW Natural he had significant experience in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of natural gas pipelines, including various roles as Manager of Engineering, Chief Engineer and Principal Compliance Engineer. Bruce has been responsible for managing many field personnel, management of corporate pipeline safety, compliance, oversight of engineering operations, and major construction projects. He has extensive experience in working with construction, operations and maintenance personnel to develop


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