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PHMSA Pipeline Safety Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group Public Meeting

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today published a notice in the Federal Register announcing its upcoming pipeline safety public meeting of the Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group.  The VIS Working Group will convene on November 29-30, 2017, at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA to continue the discussion on the need for, and identification of best practices and ways to improve pipeline inspection information-sharing and safety management systems, the establishment of subcommittees, and other topics.  

The VIS Working Group is a pipeline safety advisory committee chartered to provide the Secretary of Transportation with independent advice and recommendations relating to pipeline safety, specifically on whether an information-sharing system for pipeline owners and operators is needed, ways to encourage the exchange of pipeline inspection information, and best practices for protecting proprietary and security-sensitive information.  The Hilton Arlington is located at 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22203.  The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be open to the public.  The meeting will not be web cast.  Additional details about the meeting, including the agenda and other details can be found on PHMSA’s VIS Working Group web page.


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PHMSA Notice of Public Meeting