Pipeline Safety Seminars and Conferences



Collaborative Meetings Regarding Gas Gathering Lines Procedures (Case 17-G-0424)

NYS Department of Public Service hosted a collaborative meetings regarding gas gathering lines. The first meeting was held at Corning Community College, 1 Academic Drive, Corning, NY, on December 5, 2017. Additional meetings have been scheduled in the Town Tonawanda, NOCO Pavilion, 450 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY, for Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 1pm-3pm and 5pm-7pm. Staff presented the following presentation for discussion:


An additional resources available for Gas Gathering Line companies seeking information on how to comply with the minimum Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations are US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Small Natural Gas Operator Guide at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/training/pipeline/small-natural-gas-operator-guide-january-2017-pdf and Small Natural Gas Operator OQ (Operator Qualification) Guide at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/training/pipeline/small-natural-gas-operator-oq-guidejanuary-2017-pdf.

Operator Qualifications Technical Conference

NYS Department of Public Service hosted a technical conference on Operator Qualification (OQ) rules. This conference was held at The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 4-5, 2017. Topics presented for discussion included:

2016 Pipeline Safety Seminar

NYS Department of Public Service, in conjunction with USDOT PHSMA Training and Qualifications, hosted a Pipeline Safety Seminar to discuss relevant issues impacting and affecting pipeline safety. The seminar was held at The Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, NY, September 13-15, 2016. Topics included: