October 2012: Held data workshop about integrity management to solicit input on meaningful performance measures.
July 2012: Held pipeline research and development forum to identify technical challenges and discuss solutions to improve the safe operation of pipelines.
May 2012: Issued advisory bulletin reminding pipeline operations of the requirements to preserve and verify records.
March 2012: PHMSA held workshops on pipeline leak detection and the use of automatic/remote controlled valves.
March 2012: Issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes new procedures to strengthen excavation damage prevention programs and increase penalties for violators.
March 2012: Awarded contract to the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on diluted bitumen.
January 2012: President Obama signed into law the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act.
|Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Chronology 2010-2012|
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