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Pipeline Safety, Operations and Maintenance Seminar

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Blair County Convention Center

1 Convention Center Drive

Altoona, PA 16602

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PIPELINE SAFETY, OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE SEMINAR
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

4.5 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS AVAILABLE

The significance of pipeline safety has grown dramatically in recent years, primarily as a result of the development of the nation’s shale plays and the need for new infrastructure to get gas to market, specifically in the northeast. This growth in development has spurred new regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Additionally, pipeline construction, integrity and operation management has become increasingly important with the installation of new pipelines to get natural gas to market while navigating the challenging terrain of the Appalachian Basin.

This seminar will include an update on the recent federal pipeline safety developments, operator case studies highlighting safe pipeline construction and integrity management. In addition, representatives from PHMSA will discuss the new Class I Gathering Line Regulations. Lastly, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and industry experts will provide an update on the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Workgroup commissioned earlier this year that was tasked with developing a guidance document.


AGENDA
Additional speakers to be announced

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Pipeline Safety Update

Keith J. Coyle, Attorney at Law, Babst Calland
Stuart Saulters, Director of Government Relations, American Public Gas Association

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am
PHMSA Class I Gathering Line Regulations

PHMSA Representative Invited

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Pipeline Construction, Integrity and Operation Management

Mark D. Kerns, PE, Director, Compliance, Equitrans Midstream
John Popovich, Manager Pipeline Compliance, CNX Midstream Partners LP
Tony Rice, Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PA DEP and Industry Collaborate: HDD and Pipeline Guidance Document

Domenic Rocco, PE, Environmental Program Manager, Regional Permit Coordination Office, Department of Environmental Protection
Webb Winston, PE, Principal Engineer, Engineering Services, Williams


LOCATIONS AND HOUSING

Blair County Convention Center
1 Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602

Courtyard Altoona
2 Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602

Programming will be held at the Blair County Convention Center. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Altoona under the Marcellus Shale Coalition on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 814-312-1800 to make a reservation.

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