WASHINGTON— Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today released the following statement in response to the Pipeline and Hazard Material Administration’s release of an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on pipeline safety:
“We welcome PHMSA’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking and intend to use the forum created by this proceeding to achieve even greater focus in our efforts to improve pipeline safety. The members of INGAA, which represents the interstate gas transmission industry, already have undertaken comprehensive efforts to assess and improve practices to advance pipeline safety. We’ve made concrete commitments in many of the areas on which PHMSA is seeking comment, including, among others, the scope and breadth of future integrity management programs and the use of new technology and information systems to improve quality management systems.
“INGAA members have committed to a goal of zero pipeline incidents. We intend to work with PHMSA to identify and implement the improvements in pipeline safety that will enable us to achieve this goal.”
For more information on INGAA’s action plan on pipeline safety, please click here.