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Project Title: Study on Propane Gas Pipeline Facilities

PIN: TRB-SASP-16-06         

Major Unit:
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit:

Himmel, Micah

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure

Study on Propane Gas Pipeline Facilities
December 7, 2017 - December 8, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Amelia Mathis
Phone: 202-334-3255


Committee for a Study on Propane Gas Pipeline Facilities

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC
December 7–8, 2017

Thursday, December 7
Keck 201

OPEN SESSION (open to members of the public)

9:30 Opening remarks, Chairman
9:35 Introductions
A Regional Industry Perspective and Data from the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE) on Compliance Costs for Jurisdictional Systems, Differences in Compliance Costs between Large and Small LP Gas Operators, and Incident and Other Safety Data (presentation followed by 30 minutes for discussion)
• Leslie Anderson, President & CEO, PGANE

10:45 BREAK

Revisiting Federal Regulations for Small LPG Operators with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA)(presentation followed by 1 hour for discussion)
• Gary McDonald, Transportation Specialist (Instructor), Inspector Training & Qualifications Center, PHMSA

12:30 LUNCH (all participants)

Panel Session: Safety assurance and incident causation in propane gas pipeline facilities (presentations followed by a 45-minute panel discussion)
• James H. Anspach, President, American Society Civil Engineers, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute
• Thomas R. Crane, P.E., President, Crane Engineering
• O. John Jacobus, Ph.D., President, Jacobus & Associates
• Lyndon Rickards, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, Eastern Propane and Oil

3:00 Adjournment of open session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Craig E. Philip (chair)
Samuel T. Ariaratnam
Bruce Benson
Robert “Bob” J. Chipkevich
Sara R. Gosman
Stephanie A. King
Philip J. Oakes
April Richardson
Ross T. Warnell

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee members discussed the subject matter experts' presentations, statement of task, candidate findings for the report, and future work plan.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Report outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 19, 2017