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  • 2007 Pipeline Safety Trust Conference | Pipeline Safety Trust
    Information Pipeline Maps Finding Info and Getting Involved Opportunities for Comment and Participation Online Discussions Join Us On Facebook Quick Links TAG Grants Search This Site Donate Navigate Home About the Trust Mission History of the Pipeline Safety Trust Leadership Pipeline Safety Trust Strategic Plan Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Financial Reviews IRS 990s Background Contact The Trust Trust Initiatives Programs Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Conferences Pipeline Safety Technical Experts New Voices Project Transparency of Pipeline Information Publications Planning Near Pipelines Regulatory Comments The Trust in the News Work in Other Communities About Pipelines Briefing Papers Regulators Regulations Pipeline Info For Beginners Pipeline Info for Landowners Pipeline Info for Local Government Glossary Stats State by State Pipeline Information Project Specific Information Pipeline Maps Finding Info and Getting Involved Opportunities for Comment and Participation Online Discussions Join Us On Facebook Quick Links TAG Grants Search This Site Donate Pipeline Safety Trust Trust Initiatives Programs Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Conferences 2007 Pipeline Safety Trust Conference 2007 Conference Homepage Conference Presentations Speakers Bios Increasing Pipeline Safety Through Shared Planning A conference for all stakeholders New Orleans November 15th 16th 2007 Hotel Monteleone On November 15th 16th the Pipeline Safety Trust hosted another unique pipeline

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  • 2006 Pipeline Safety Trust Conference | Pipeline Safety Trust
    by State Pipeline Information Project Specific Information Pipeline Maps Finding Info and Getting Involved Opportunities for Comment and Participation Online Discussions Join Us On Facebook Quick Links TAG Grants Search This Site Donate Navigate Home About the Trust Mission History of the Pipeline Safety Trust Leadership Pipeline Safety Trust Strategic Plan Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Financial Reviews IRS 990s Background Contact The Trust Trust Initiatives Programs Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Conferences Pipeline Safety Technical Experts New Voices Project Transparency of Pipeline Information Publications Planning Near Pipelines Regulatory Comments The Trust in the News Work in Other Communities About Pipelines Briefing Papers Regulators Regulations Pipeline Info For Beginners Pipeline Info for Landowners Pipeline Info for Local Government Glossary Stats State by State Pipeline Information Project Specific Information Pipeline Maps Finding Info and Getting Involved Opportunities for Comment and Participation Online Discussions Join Us On Facebook Quick Links TAG Grants Search This Site Donate Pipeline Safety Trust Trust Initiatives Programs Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Conferences 2006 Pipeline Safety Trust Conference 2006 Conference Homepage Conference Presentations Speakers Bios Restoring Trust in Pipeline Safety A conference for all stakeholders New Orleans November 2nd 3rd 2006 Hotel Monteleone On November 2nd 3rd 2006 the Pipeline

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  • Briefing Papers | Pipeline Safety Trust
    for Comment and Participation Online Discussions Join Us On Facebook Quick Links TAG Grants Search This Site Donate Navigate Home About the Trust Mission History of the Pipeline Safety Trust Leadership Pipeline Safety Trust Strategic Plan Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Financial Reviews IRS 990s Background Contact The Trust Trust Initiatives Programs Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Conferences Pipeline Safety Technical Experts New Voices Project Transparency of Pipeline Information Publications Planning Near Pipelines Regulatory Comments The Trust in the News Work in Other Communities About Pipelines Briefing Papers Regulators Regulations Pipeline Info For Beginners Pipeline Info for Landowners Pipeline Info for Local Government Glossary Stats State by State Pipeline Information Project Specific Information Pipeline Maps Finding Info and Getting Involved Opportunities for Comment and Participation Online Discussions Join Us On Facebook Quick Links TAG Grants Search This Site Donate Pipeline Safety Trust Trust Initiatives Programs New Voices Project Briefing Papers New Voices Project Briefing Papers The briefing papers linked on this page were originally produced as part of our New Voices Project in 2011 You will find the current set of updated briefing papers here Briefing Paper 1 Intro to Trust for New Voices members Briefing Paper 2 Natural Gas Pipelines The

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  • Member Bios | Pipeline Safety Trust
    City of Southfield Michigan member of PROTEC See Michael Watza Peter Hayes affected property owner Salt Lake City UT Robert W Hill is the Brookings County South Dakota Development Department Director He previously served for 9 years as the County s Planning Zoning and Drainage Director He has been involved in siting three wind tower projects A 300 megawatt Natural Gas Energy Conversion Facility with an associated transmission pipeline is currently under construction in his county He was a member of the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance PIPA Protecting Transmission Pipeline PTP Team representing the National Association of County Planners NACP as an affiliate of the National Association of Counties NACo He is retired from the U S Army and has a MS and BS in Geography from South Dakota State University SDSU Mike Holmstrom is an electronics technician from San Jose Calif and is the father of 4 children He became interested in learning about pipelines after seeing various pipeline facilities during his travels He studied a number of NTSB Pipeline Accident Reports at various repositories also studied pipeline trade journals His concerns rose when connecting the dots factors were cited in pipeline accident reports While living in Southern California he heard about the pipeline explosion resulting from a train derailment clean up in San Bernardino in 1989 that took 2 lives he was able to see the smoke from the disaster at his workplace In 2004 he discovered the safepipelines Yahoo Group has commented posted news there frequently He met with other activists in 2005 in Bellingham at the start up of the Pipeline Safety Trust He added a great deal of information to the Wiki US Pipeline Accidents section online using online newspapers to fill in for incidents before the start up of OPS in 1968 He also contributes info news to fracking safety groups His hobbies are Amateur Radio trying out quality sodas computer gaming family history Joe Humphrey recently formed his own private consulting firm to handle public interest advocacy This venture grew out of his work in organizing and running the first ever gas pipeline safety conference in Connecticut In the coming year he intends to deepen his knowledge of the safety and environmental issues surrounding the development of the Marcellus shale formation especially in Pennsylvania where he hopes to be of assistance to civic organizations in communicating their concerns to the public His professional career has spanned forty years almost half with New York City banks and encompasses extensive managerial experience as well as consulting to the financial industry on information technology issues that impacted product development marketing and strategic planning In the 1970s Joe created an oil and gas group which would become a new lending division for his bank The knowledge he gained from this experience has stayed current through constant monitoring of global economic and technology oriented industry developments Joe s education includes undergraduate degrees in economics and philosophy as well as advanced degrees in law and business administration His personal pursuits span a wide range of outdoor activities as well as artistic endeavors such as professional singing of classical music Bill Hughes Wetzel County Action Group West Virginia Jeffrey Insko writes and maintains the Line 6B Citizens Blog http grangehallpress com Enbridgeblog a resource for Michigan landowners affected by the Enbridge Line 6B pipeline replacement project He and his wife Katy Bodenmiller became active with pipeline safety after negotiating with Enbridge for the use of their property The Line 6B blog seeks to help inform property owners and encourage greater scrutiny of the project on the part of landowners and public officials alike In addition to his public advocacy efforts Jeff is also part of the Pipeline Safety Trust New Voices Project and a member of the Protect Our Land and Rights Legal Defense Fund POLAR a non profit fund established by concerned landowners to assist those facing condemnation of their property Jeff holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is an Associate Professor of American Literature at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan Rebecca Johnson brings 24 years of non profit sector management and governance experience to the PST Board She spent the last 12 years in public health clinic management and now consults with a Community Link Consulting a firm in Spokane Washington that specializes in federally qualified health centers management Rebecca has a Masters in Non Profit Leadership from Seattle University a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts Humanities from Washington State University A resident of Bellingham Washington her connection to the PST is personal The 1999 Olympic Pipeline explosion occurred behind her home and took the lives of 10 year olds Wade King and Stephen Tsiorvas both neighbors and schoolmates of her children and Liam Wood whose stepfather was the executive director of a youth agency where Rebecca was a board member Eileen Juico Chester County PA Consultant educating local communities on pipeline safety Mary Kelleher is an affected landowner turned pipeline safety advocate Mary has testified before the Sunset Review in Austin Texas in support of a stronger state governing agency Texas Railroad Commission and some of her pipeline work was presented before the Texas legislature in support of the Texas fracking disclosure bill Mary has a degree in Educational Psychology and has been employed by the Tarrant County Juvenile Services for 20 years Mary lives on a 12 acre farm in Fort Worth Texas with her husband and various farm animals Jane Kleeb editor and founder Bold Nebraska Emily Krafjack is the County Municipal and Environmental Liaison of Wyoming County Pennsylvania She serves on the Advisory Board of The Institute for Energy Environmental Research for Northeastern Pennsylvania She is also a member of the Northern Tier Regional Planning Development Commission Stronger Economies Together Land Use Work Group Emily strives to be a centrist about natural gas development recognizing both the challenges and the benefits for Marcellus Shale communities promoting balance between the environment public health and safety community and the needs of industry while maintaining rural and agricultural integrity Emily has been very active on a variety of Marcellus Shale issues including advocating for improved regulations pertaining to Class 1 Area Gathering Lines Pipeline Safety in Pennsylvania Emily has lived in Wyoming County for most of her life and presently has three Marcellus Shale Natural Gas wells within a few hundred feet of her home along with many others within a three mile radius Marcellus Shale pipeline infrastructure is just beginning permitting and placement in Wyoming County Emily has B S degree from Misericordia University and has attended Wilkes University in pursuit of an MBA She serves as the Mehoopany Township Secretary of the Board of Auditors Jon and Bonnie Kruse are members of the Seward County Groundwater Guardian Team in Seward Nebraska They both became involved with pipeline safety in 2006 when they learned that the first TransCanada Keystone pipeline route was to cross their farm and the well head protection area of the City of Seward directly underneath 4 of the City of Seward water mains With the support of the Seward League of Women Voters the Seward Citizens on Pipeline Route Committee the Seward GFWC Woman s Club and the Pipeline Safety Trust two public forums were held concerning pipeline safety The Seward Citizens on Pipeline Route Committee was formed to educate and support the local Seward City Council and the Seward County Commissioners Although two of the Committee s alternate routes to avoid the well head protection area were rejected by the US Department of State the Committee and the City Council were successful in forcing TransCanada to treat the City of Seward well head protection area as a High Consequence Area In 2006 Bonnie Kruse and the Seward League of Women Voters exposed the lack of pipeline legislation in the State of Nebraska and continued to work for pipeline legislation that was finally enacted in a Special Session of the Nebraska Unicameral in November of 2011 stimulated by the TransCanada XL Pipeline Both Bonnie and Jon have testified at US Department of State scoping meetings You can see our testimonies to the US Department of State in Lincoln Nebraska on Sept 27 2011 by googling Bonnie Kruse You Tube and John Kruse You Tube Bonnie also testified at the Special Session of the Nebraska Unicameral concerning pipeline legislation You can read that testimony online by googling Bonnie Kruse League of Women Voters LB 1 3 4 5 Jon has a degree in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska and Bonnie has a degree from Concordia University in Education They are both Rotarians Jon retired after 41 years of service to United Farmers Cooperative Bonnie is a past Nebraska State President of the General Federation of Women s Clubs They both work for Region V for people with disabilities They have four grandchildren Terry Marasco is a member of the Utah Clean Air Alliance and The Great Basin Water Network and lives in Salt Lake City working as a volunteer community activist He personally started the fight against what is knows as the Las Vegas Water grab whereby Las Vegas wants to pump groundwater from the Snake Valley in eastern NV one of the driest valleys in the nation Terry owns a resort there silverjackinn com and is a stakeholder He brought the battle to Utah as the valley is mostly in UT and lobbies against the project regularly in the Utah legislature He joined the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment battling the water grab and air pollution issues in Utah Terry served on the pipeline work group in Salt Lake when the Chevron pipeline bust in the city on a creek Red Butte spill Mark McDonald is the President of the New England Gas Workers Association NEGWA and NatGas Consulting These positions have him at the forefront of natural gas industry issues where he has over twenty years experience Mark develops and directs legislative agendas affecting labor and gas industry regulations including testifying before legislative committees and serving as the media point person with regards to accidents and existing hazardous conditions that warrant changes in regulatory structure and improving existing practices Mark also serves as an expert witness in legal proceedings relative to his industry expertise and as a consultant to municipalities and elected officials regarding natural gas safety Prior to his employment in the natural gas distribution industry Mark worked in the aviation field He served in the U S Marine Corps for four years leaving with an honorable discharge and joining the Department of Defense to work on classified matters relating to the U S aviation industry Mark has served as a moderator for renowned gas industry workshops and has discussion experience on numerous panels at the national level where he provides various perspectives on natural gas operations such as leak grading and investigations underground repairs gas infrastructure installations andemergency responses Deb Miller is a wife mom grandma self employed event planner and cancer patient Together with her husband Ken they own a carpet store in Ceresco Michigan With over 800ft of combined river frontage on the Kalamazoo River her residence is located 400 ft downstream of the Ceresco Dam while the business property is located immediately above the dam In 2010 after a Enbridge pipeline broke spilling more than 840 000 gallons of tar sand oil into a field creek and eventually the Kalamazoo River Mrs Miller testified in Washington DC before a CongressionalHearing on the impact of the Enbridge oil spill and its effects on the river environment wildlife economy current health effects and long term health concerns She remains focused on bringing awareness to the need for stronger pipeline safety regulations that are reflective of the specific products running through it effective oversight as well as the need to study and understand the long term health effects of these products when a disaster occurs Anthony Moscarelli is a retiree from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory He has resided in Suisun City California for twenty three years His residential housing subdivision borders a pipeline corridor that supplies Travis Air Force Base with over forty year old 16 and a 32 buried high pressure natural gas pipelines He also has two military pipelines that run parallel to the natural gas pipelines through his backyard He lives about one mile from Travis Air Force Base He formed a local safety organization in partnership with the Tides Center to do a Community grant study on those aging pipelines Their study was the only technical type of its kind assessing the mechanical engineering aspects of the pipelines The study found many of the shortcomings presented by the NTSB before the San Bruno pipeline blast report in pointing out the lack of Public Safety concerns that the Government and PG E Officials have shown towards aging pipelines He feels that there are many other questions that need to be answered regarding Pipeline Safety for the good of the public Him and his wife love to spend their time vacationing by a lake He also enjoys shooting target archery Linda Phillips Legislative consultant on Hazardous Materials League of Women Voters of California Santa Barbara CA Kristen Pope is the Campaign Coordinator for CO TAPS Citizen Oversight of the Trans Alaska Pipeline a coalition effort of Citizens for the safe transportation of oil and gas from the North Slope to Valdez Kristen has a Master s degree in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University in Northern California More information on CO TAPS is available at www akpipelinesafety org Deborah Rogers began her career at the age of eighteen as an International Fashion Model and Cover Girl for Eileen Ford in New York From there she was sent to Europe where she eventually worked in Corporate Finance in London After returning to the States she started the dairy Deborah s Farmstead on land that she and her husband bought from her Grandfather turning it back into a working farm Deborah has a herd of 85 dairy goats and makes artisanal cheeses which have won several national awards and much acclaim She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas More about why Deborah got involved is here Dr Alan Rosenfield had a thirty year career at Battelle Memorial Institute where he established himself as an internationally recognized authority on the fracture resistance of engineering materials His work emphasized energy related applications of steels including those used in supertankers natural gas transmission pipelines and nuclear reactors He wrote a textbook chapter on fracture prevention for the Open University UK and helped develop a standardized test for fracture resistance of steels and welds He was a member of the Battelle team that evaluated the cost of fracture to the US economy As a result of his Battelle career he received a Certificate of Commendation from Governor Celeste and was named a fellow of ASM International In 2002 Dr Rosenfield became the Radiation Protection Specialist of the League of Women Voters of Ohio and was later appointed to the Radiation Advisory Council of the Ohio Department of Health by Governor Taft He became the League s Energy Specialist in 2007 He directed League surveys of energy conservation by local governments and of the amount of renewable energy in Ohio He has testified before Ohio Legislative Committees on energy policy In 2011 Dr Rosenfield was an invited attendee at Gov Kasich s 21st Century Summit Kim Savage is a Michigan real estate and right of way attorney specializing in resolving landowner utility disputes Kim has been heavily involved in negotiations and condemnation litigation with Enbridge for more than a year on behalf of more than 70 landowners impacted by the Line 6B replacement project Kim has 15 years of utility experience including hands on utility design and construction experience as well as five years experience working as a right of way attorney in Michigan utility legal departments Kim holds three degrees from Michigan State University a J D an M A in Accounting Taxation and a B A in General Business Administration Kim also holds an M S in Taxation from Golden Gate University Kim s law firm is called Savage Law PLC and her office is in Haslett Michigan Bob Sarvey Pipeline safety advocate Tracy CA Gabe Scott has worked as Alaska Field rep for Cascadia Wildlands since 1998 and is currently finishing law school at Tulane in New Orleans He acted as lead advocate in an administrative challenge of the oil spill contingency plan for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System TAPS helped launch a coalition effort for Regional Citizen Advisory Council covering the TAPS and has recently been involved doing legal work on the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico Currrently living in New Orleans Gabe will be heading home to Cordova Alaska summer of 2012 Larry Smith is a semi retired equine veterinarian living on a 120 acre horse farm in SW Pennsylvania Washington County PA has become the hub of Marcellous gas activity I am for responsible natural gas development and currently have the farm leased to Range Resources I am the father of four children and live with my wife Mary and daughter Hunter on the farm We became very interested in interstate pipeline issues when our property along with several neighbors were taken by eminent domain for an interstate natural gas pipeline right of way After trying to work with the company and FERC it became obvious the siting is determined entirely by the pipeline company and there was no negotiations with the pipeline company concerning pipeline location or compensations As a consequence all of our buildings are within the Potential Impact Radius PIR of this line and the right of way through the woods behind our home has opened a once secluded secure farm to roads on either end We went to a Board

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  • Additional Resources | Pipeline Safety Trust
    Contact The Trust Trust Initiatives Programs Pipeline Safety Trust Annual Conferences Pipeline Safety Technical Experts New Voices Project Transparency of Pipeline Information Publications Planning Near Pipelines Regulatory Comments The Trust in the News Work in Other Communities About Pipelines Briefing Papers Regulators Regulations Pipeline Info For Beginners Pipeline Info for Landowners Pipeline Info for Local Government Glossary Stats State by State Pipeline Information Project Specific Information Pipeline Maps Finding Info and Getting Involved Opportunities for Comment and Participation Online Discussions Join Us On Facebook Quick Links TAG Grants Search This Site Donate Pipeline Safety Trust Trust Initiatives Programs New Voices Project Additional Resources New Voices Project Here Are Some of the Best Places to Get More Information If you find others please pass them along so we can add them here The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration s PHMSA Stakeholder Communication website is one of the best places to start It includes important information on a whole range of subjects For maps of natural gas transmission pipelines and hazardous liquid pipelines down to the neighborhood level go to the public viewer of the National Pipeline Mapping System For information about pipeline safety in specific states go to PHMSA s state pages For a variety of filtered pipeline incident data go to PHMSA s Incidents Report Page To download the raw incident data on all incidents reported go here Wikipedia has a great list of pipeline incidents thanks in large part to group member Michael Holmstrom Here are the federal regulations on pipeline safety set by PHMSA Here is a downloadable copy of the Pipeline Safety Statutes in the U S Code that Congress sets For information about incidents enforcement cases and inspections of specific pipeline companies to to PHMSA s Operator Information Page For contact information for PHMSA s

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  • 2014 Instructions for Transparency Review of State Pipeline Safety Websites | Pipeline Safety Trust
    points is possible Where a score depends on a description of something as easy to find that means it can be found within 4 mouse clicks of the general agency home page 1 Finding the Agency Website additive points 2 points If you Google state name plus pipeline safety or pipeline regulation you will get the right page as a top 5 choice 1 point If you go to general state government web page and look for or search for pipeline safety or pipeline regulation you will get taken to the right page from a menu or a link to the page will be in the top five hits 0 points Unable to find the agency page in the top five hits through the steps above 2 Contact Information for Agency Staff 3 points Easy to find includes staff list and titles email addresses and phone numbers 2 points Easy to find contact email addresses or phone number 1 Point Any shortcoming from 2 points either hard to find or missing some aspect of contact info from 2 points 0 points Anything less including blind email box for information request 3 Access to State Statutes Rules Federal Statutes Rules additive 1 point Easy to find 1 point Links to state pipeline safety statutes rules that go directly to automatically updated portion s of the state regulations and rules having to do with pipeline safety no downloadable docs pdf files that need to be updated and no links to full state code without specific reference to pipeline safety portion 1 point Link to PHMSA standards and rulemakings page for federal regs or direct link to federal regs 4 Description of State authority what the state does and does not regulate additive points 2 points Does agency site clearly and accurately describe what types of pipelines the state regulates enforces and or inspects under certifications or agreements with PHMSA 1 point if partial eg description for gas and not HL if state regulates both 1 point Does agency site clearly describe what pipelines the state does NOT regulate enforce inspect and refer reader to PHMSA by appropriate link for pipelines not regulated by state If interstate agents for both no link necessary 0 Points Neither of the above descriptions 5 Transmission Pipeline Maps 3 points Easy to find can be either link to interactive state mapping system or link to NPMS public viewer 2 points Not immediately apparent need to use search function or fish around more than 4 clicks to find maps either state system or link to NPMS 1 point Some map s operator system maps fixed state map of systems etc 0 points It s not there 6 Pipeline Company Contact Information 3 Points List of operators including operator company name address contact information type s of pipelines operated and PHMSA operator ID number 2 Points Everything but PHMSA operator ID or link to NPMS operator finder page 1 Point Anything less than what s required for 2 points

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  • Public Transparency by State Pipeline Safety Agencies & PHMSA – website review 2013 | Pipeline Safety Trust
    Review Public Transparency by State Pipeline Safety Agencies PHMSA website review 2013 2013 Public Transparency Review of State Pipeline Safety Agencies PHMSA Download a pdf of the 2013 chart 2013 public transparency by State 20131101 excel file 1 Nov 13 Finding agency web site Contacts for agency staff Access to statutes regulations Describe what state regulates Transmission pipeline maps Pipeline company contact info Incident data Enforcement data Excavation damage data Inspection records Total out of a possible 32 points Washington 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 31 Arkansas 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30 Minnesota 3 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 1 0 24 Connecticut 3 2 4 3 3 1 3 2 3 0 24 South Dakota 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 0 0 21 Pennsylvania 2 3 4 2 3 1 3 3 0 0 21 Texas 3 1 4 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 20 West Virginia 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 18 Arizona 3 1 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 16 Indiana 3 3 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 15 Kentucky 3 3 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 15 Illinois 3 1 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 15 California Liquid 3 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 Mississippi 3 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 14 Colorado 3 3 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 14 Rhode Island 1 3 2 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 14 Virginia 3 1 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 13 Oklahoma 2 1 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 13 New Hampshire 3 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 Wisconsin 3 2 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 12 Massachusetts 3 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 12 Utah 2 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 Georgia 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 12 Louisiana 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Iowa 3 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 Ohio 2 0 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 11 Montana 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 South Carolina 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 Nevada 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 Idaho 3 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 Michigan 3 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 10 North Carolina 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 New Mexico 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 Missouri 1 0 2 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 10 DC 0 3 2 3

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  • 2013 Instructions for Transparency Review of State Pipeline Safety Websites | Pipeline Safety Trust
    nearly the same methodology Where a score depends on a description of something as easy to find that means it can be found within 4 mouse clicks of the general agency home page All questions have 3 possible points unless otherwise indicated A total of 32 points is possible 1 Finding the Agency Website additive points 2 points If you Google state name pipeline safety or pipeline regulation will you get the right page as a top 5 choice And yes we realize there s only so much you can do to influence the Google responses 1 point If you go to general state government web page and look for or search for pipeline safety or pipeline regulation will you get taken to the right page from a menu or will a link to the page be in the top five hits 0 points Unable to find the agency page in the top five hits through the steps above 2 Contact Information for Agency Staff 3 points Easy to find includes individual name s titles email addresses and phone numbers 2 points Easy to find names titles email addresses or phone numbers 1 Point Any shortcoming from 2 points either hard to find or missing some aspect of contact info from 2 points 0 points Anything less including blind email box for information request 3 Access to State Statutes Rules Federal Statutes Rules 4 points possible additive 1 point Easy to find 1 point Links to state pipeline safety statutes rules 1 point Link to PHMSA standards and rulemakings page for federal regs or direct link to federal regs 1 bonus point State regulation links go directly to automatically updated portion s of the state regulations and rules having to do with pipeline safety no downloadable docs pdf files that need to be updated and no links to full state code without specific reference to pipeline safety portion 4 Description of what State Regulates additive points 2 points Does agency site clearly and accurately describe what types of pipelines the state regulates enforces and or inspects under certifications or agreements with PHMSA 1 point if partial eg description for gas and not HL if state regulates both 1 point Does agency site clearly describe what pipelines the state does NOT regulate enforce inspect and refer reader to PHMSA by appropriate link for pipelines not regulated by state If interstate agents for both no link necessary 0 Points Neither of the above descriptions 5 Transmission Pipeline Maps 3 points Easy to find can be either link to interactive state mapping system or link to NPMS public viewer 2 points Not immediately apparent need to use search function or fish around more than 4 clicks to find maps either state system or link to NPMS 1 point Some map s operator system maps fixed state map of systems etc 0 points It s not there 6 Pipeline Company Contact Information 3 Points List of operators including operator company name address contact information

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