At The Podium
Case Study: Managing Pipeline Integrity in PHMSA’s New World of Traceable, Verifiable, and Complete
The Association of Oil Pipe Lines’ 2012 Annual Business Conference is specifically designed for accountants, attorneys, regulatory staff, business development personnel, business planners, and executives employed by the liquid pipeline industry. Presentations and discussions focus on recent changes and current issues in the industry, including federal regulatory developments, safety regulation, environmental and siting issues surrounding infrastructure expansion, and ratemaking and tariff matters.
In the second of two presentations at this year’s event, McAfee & Taft regulatory attorney Chris Paul uses a hypothetical case study to familiarize participants with legal, regulatory, and practical elements and practices involved in operating and acquiring pipeline assets, particularly as operations and acquisitions are increasingly a challenge due to the level of detail required in records necessary to meet safety requirements. In “Case Study: Managing Pipeline Integrity in PHMSA’s New World of Traceable, Verifiable, and Complete,” Chris provides practical advice and recommendations on "traceable, verifiable and complete" recordkeeping procedures, both to help operators better document their operations and maintenance procedures day-to-day, and to prepare for intense scrutiny in the event of an incident. Joining him in this presentation is Curtis Craig, general counsel of Explorer Pipeline Company.
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