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104 Committee for a Study of Propane Gas Pipeline Facilities First Meeting June 8–9, 2017 Washington, DC June 8 10:00 a.m. Briefing on study charge Craig E. Philip (NAE), Chair 10:10 a.m. Origin of the study and sponsor expectations Alan Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, Office of Pipeline Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 10:25 a.m. Panel Session 1: A review of propane gas pipeline facilities, safety regulations, and data by federal and state regulators Gary McDonald, Transportation Specialist (Instructor), Inspector Training and Qualifications Division, PHMSA Neil Pascual, Program Manager, State Pipeline Safety Program, Nevada Public Utilities Commission APPENDIX D Agendas

APPENDIX D 105 1:30 p.m. Panel Session 2: An industry overview of propane system design, construction, operation, maintenance, safety assurance, and perspectives on regulation Michael Caldarera, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Services, National Propane Gas Association Lyndon Rickards, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, Eastern Propane and Oil Rufus Youngblood, Director of Safety, Ferrellgas 3:45 p.m. Adjournment June 9 9:00 a.m. A perspective on setting standards for propane systems Laura Moreno, Engineer, National Fire Protection Association 10:00 a.m. Adjournment Second Meeting August 24–25, 2017 Irvine, CA August 24 11:00 a.m. Perspectives on benefit–cost analysis in regulatory impact analyses by PHMSA Piyali Talukdar, Statistician, Safety Data Systems and Analysis Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA 1:30 p.m. Panel Session: An industry overview of propane gas pipeline facility design and construction Gregory S. Dahl, Senior Vice President, ARB Inc. Ken Teague, Executive Vice President New Business Ventures, Primoris Services Corporation Kim LaPierre, Technical Training Manager, Suburban Propane John Minchew, Area Safety Manager, Suburban Propane 4:30 p.m. Adjournment

106 SAFETY REGULATION FOR SMALL LPG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS Third Meeting December 7–8, 2017 Washington, DC December 7 9:40 a.m. 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 LPG operators, and incident and other safety data Leslie Anderson, President and CEO, PGANE Lyndon Rickards, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, Eastern Propane and Oil 11:00 a.m. Revisiting Federal Regulations for Small LPG Operators with PHMSA Gary McDonald, Transportation Specialist (Instructor), Inspector Training and Qualifications Division, PHMSA 1:30 p.m. Panel Session: Safety assurance and incident causation in propane gas pipeline facilities James H. Anspach, President, American Society of 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 Christopher Wagner, Director of Safety Compliance and Training, AmeriGas 3:00 p.m. Adjournment

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The final version of TRB Special Report 327: Safety Regulation for Small LPG Distribution Systems is now available. The report examines the regulatory framework for gas pipeline systems that transport propane and other types of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for service to 100 or fewer customers. Most of the more than 12 million households and businesses that use LPG are on single-customer systems but a small number—between 3,800 and 5,800—are served by multi-user systems. These systems are potentially subject to federal safety regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

In response to a congressional request under the direction of PHMSA, the report reviews the safety regulatory framework that applies to small multi-user LPG pipeline systems, reviews what is known about their safety performance, and provides recommendations on ways to make their regulatory requirements more risk-based. The committee recommends that PHMSA develop more effective means of identifying small, multi-user LPG systems and to ensure they are inspected and their risks are better understood. The report recommends actions intended to allow more uniform interpretations of regulatory terms, the collection of condition and safety information on small LPG systems, and state regulators to seek permission from PHMSA to allow some small systems to opt out of certain federal regulatory requirements that are not applicable to their risks.

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