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DOT - 703 - Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameTechnical Pipeline Safety Standards CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number703
Original Establishment Date8/12/1968Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.phmsa.dot.gov/standards-rulemaking/...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date10/23/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
Date Of Renewal Charter10/23/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Alan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameK.
Specific Termination AuthorityN/ADesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Mayberry
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 60115 of Title 49 United States CodeDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 366-5124
Effective Date Of Authority*8/12/1968Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-366-4566
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*alan.mayberry@dot.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee reviews each proposal to determine the technical feasibility, cost effectiveness, reasonableness, and practicability of each proposal. The committee also reviews matters relating to risk assessment. The members provide valuable technical knowledge and practical experience to supplement staff resources at relatively low cost. Since it is composed of government, industry, and public members, the committee serves as a unique forum for give and take, facilitating discussion of complex and often controversial issues. The balance of views on the Committee aids the Office of Pipeline Safety in evaluating conflicting demands placed on us by NTSB, GAO, Congress, and other external stakeholders.
How is membership balanced?*The membership of the Committee represents a unique mix of government, industry and public members. This balance of views reflects varying interests in pipeline safety. The Committee provides a valuable, independent base of technical knowledge and practical experience.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee generally meets at least twice each calendar year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee brings together experts with technical knowledge and practical experience who represent all constituent groups (government, industry, public) having an interest in pipeline safety. Frank and open discussion of proposed gas pipeline safety standards by these experts is both economical and productive. The result is a stronger pipeline safety program. No other readily available source of similar expertise exists within government or industry.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentDuring this reporting period, the committee discussed and made recommendations on the Valve NPRM “Valve Installation and
Minimum Rupture Detection Standards,” which was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2020, (85 FR 7162) and the associated regulatory analysis. The committee met via teleconference on July 22, 2020, to discuss the proposed rule. Members discussed the proposed rule voted on recommendations and provided their recommendations to the Department. Please see the following link for the Committee's recommendations and all relevant information related to this meeting: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=149. Also, committee discussed and made recommendations on the Gas Regulatory Reform NPRM “Gas Pipeline
Regulatory Reform,” which was published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2020, (85 FR 35240) and the associated regulatory analysis. The committee met via teleconference on October 7, 2020, to discuss the proposed rule. Members discussed the proposed rule voted on recommendations and provided their recommendations to the Department. Please see the following link for the Committee's recommendations and all relevant information related to this meeting: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=151.
Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe Gas Regulatory Reform proposed rule is a deregulatory action.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*41Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentPHMSA uses one recommendation per rule; however, there are several recommendations within a proposed rule; therefore, the estimate would be 41 for 41 proposed rules.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*92.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The charge of this committee is to consider all of PHMSA's proposed rules applicable to hazardous liquid pipelines and facilities. During FY19, the committee voted on the NPRM: Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification and other Pipeline Safety Proposed Changes (80 FR 39916). The Agency's response to the committee recommendations is included in the final rule. In FY20 the GPAC met twice.Narrative Description*The committee considers each proposed pipeline safety rule to assure technical feasibility, reasonableness, cost-effectiveness and practicability of proposed standards. The members also review and evaluate each associated cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment. This year GPAC had two recommendations (PHMSA has been using 1 recommendation per rule, but several recommendations within the recommendation). Therefore, the total for the life time is 39+ 2 = 41.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$20,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$20,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$5,082.88Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,000.00
Total Costs$25,082.88Est. Total Next FY*$25,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.13Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.13
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Engineering
Statistics
Basic Science
Chemistry
Business
Industry
Computer Technology
Technology
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Emergency
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Energy
Energy
Fuel Transportation
Pipelines
Government
Federal Government
Internal Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Health
Safety
International
International Organizations
Legislation
Regulations
Rulemaking
Research
Research and Development
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Risk Communication
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Water
Rivers
Waterways
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-030485Pipeline Safety Report Subcommittee2020
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035516Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2019
 COM-032958Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2018
 COM-001477Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2017
 COM-002610Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2016
 COM-003808Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2015
 COM-004914Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2014
 COM-005934Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2013
 COM-006855Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2012
 COM-007951Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2011
 COM-008998Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2010
 COM-009910Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2009
 COM-010932Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2008
 COM-011987Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2007
 COM-012793Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2006
 COM-013826Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2005
 COM-014675Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2004
 COM-015776Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2003
 COM-016875Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2002
 COM-017747Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2001
 COM-018628Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2000
 COM-019491Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee1999
 COM-020512Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee1998
 COM-021577Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee1997