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Risk Modeling Work Group Overview

The PHMSA Pipeline Risk Modeling Work Group was formed as a follow up to the September 2015 Pipeline Risk Modeling Methodologies Public Workshop. The purpose of the group is to provide technical, integrity management and operational input to PHMSA to aid in the development of a pipeline system risk modeling technical guidance document.

PHMSA is seeking a wide range of input and consensus as part of the development of this technical guidance, both from within, and from applicable stakeholders. This work group provides a forum to obtain the combined perspective of industry, regulators, public, and risk services providers, and will also provide a mechanism for eventual public input/comment.

Note: The scope of the work group is specifically limited to risk modeling. This effort is not intended to address the broader topic of overall risk management of pipeline operations, such as safety management systems (SMS) or comprehensive integrity management programs, that are separately covered by other Industry developed standards and recommended practices.