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.
April 2012: Published notice of proposed rulemaking seeking to revise pipeline safety regulations to encourage states to enhance existing or develop new damage prevention law enforcement programs that are effective in protecting the public from excavation damage related failures.
March 2012: PHMSA held workshops on pipeline leak detection and the use of automatic/remote controlled valves.