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2014-07-31 20:20:26

Regulation Aligns U.S. Transport Rules with Tougher International Standards WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PRBA - The Rechargeable Battery Association today thanked the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for releasing a final rule on the transport of lithium batteries, the culmination of a four and a half year effort to enhance safety by harmonizing U.S. hazardous materials transport regulations with the more stringent international...

2014-07-16 23:01:12

Fenstermaker leaders specializing in pipeline services are scheduled to attend and exhibit at the Safety Conference from July 21-25. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Fenstermaker’s chief experts in pipeline, energy and regulatory services are gearing up to attend the annual Pipeline Safety Conference later this month in New Orleans, Louisiana. Steve Leblanc, the company’s Pipeline Market Leader, will be joined by John Fenstermaker, Vice President of Survey, and Jane Fournet, Environmental...

2014-06-11 12:20:58

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nation's former top energy transportation safety regulator, Brigham McCown, has offered to bring both sides to the table concerning the growing debate over transporting oil by rail through California's communities. "It is imperative we establish an open and transparent dialog between railroads, regulatory agencies, first responders, and the general public when transporting oil by rail," McCown said. McCown served as the first head of...

2014-06-05 16:23:27

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Keystone XL pipeline security report released by billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's NextGen organization cannot be taken seriously, says one of America's leading pipeline and hazardous materials transport experts. "We always knew that Steyer would do and say anything to push his agenda, but the stretch represented by this latest effort took us aback," said Brigham McCown. "The findings of this study were preordained. And...

2014-04-08 08:24:26

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal government's former head of energy transportation will be addressing the University of California Berkeley Forum on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 4:00 - 5:15 PM. The panel discussion will focus on energy policy, consumption, and the future of fossil fuels. A staunch advocate for stronger federal oversight of the energy, transportation, and utility industries, Mr. McCown served as the first head of the federal government's...

2014-02-20 08:33:39

DUBLIN, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nds63c/pipeline_safety ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Pipeline Safety Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report on pipeline safety market provides details about latest trends, advancements, challenges, opportunities and competitive outlook for the industry....

2014-02-20 08:21:07

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The oil and natural gas industry continues to work collaboratively with the Department of Transportation and America's railroad industry to improve rail safety. To highlight actions being taken following a recent meeting with the Secretary of Transportation, API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement: "Safety is always our top priority. We are working closely with the regulators and the railroad industry and looking...

2014-02-19 08:22:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is attributed to Brigham McCown, the former head of the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: "The natural gas explosion that leveled the popular JJ's Restaurant a year ago this month was completely preventable. It is a perfect example of how using out-of-date practices in utility line marking and locating for construction excavation can lead to avertible tragedy. Mistakes like this are not only...

2014-01-13 12:20:15

PHMSA Rule Would Align U.S. Rules with Stricter International Safety Regulations WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association, with other trade groups, manufacturers and transportation companies, has urged the Office of Management and Budget to "act promptly" and finish its review of U.S. Department of Transportation regulations that would advance safety goals by harmonizing U.S. requirements for the air transport of lithium...


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