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Project Title:

Study on Propane Gas Pipeline Facilities
PIN: TRB-SASP-16-06        

Major Unit:

Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit: Transportation Research Board Consensus and Advisory Studies Division

RSO: Himmel, Micah

Subject/Focus Area: Transportation and Infrastructure

Project Scope
The study committee will examine the safety of pipeline facilities that transport or store only petroleum gas, or mixtures of petroleum gas and air, for service to 100 or fewer customers. It will examine (a) federal, state, and local regulatory requirements applicable to these pipeline facilities; (b) techniques and best practices relating to their safe design, installation, operation, and maintenance; and (c) the costs and benefits, including safety benefits, associated with the regulatory requirements and use of the techniques and best practices. Informed by its review, and as appropriate, the committee may make recommendations concerning these regulations, techniques, and practices.

The project is sponsored by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The approximate start date for the project is January 2017.

A report is expected to be issued by June 2018.

Project Duration: 24 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 06/08/2017
 Meeting 2 - 08/24/2017
 Meeting 3 - 12/07/2017
 Meeting 4 - 02/06/2018


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