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DOT - 2605 - Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameVoluntary Information-Sharing System Working GroupAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2605
Original Establishment Date11/2/2016Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.phmsa.dot.gov/standards-rulemaking/...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date11/2/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter11/2/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date11/2/2019Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Murray
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 114-183Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 366-4996
Effective Date Of Authority*6/22/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*christie.murray@dot.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Group shall provide the Secretary of Transportation with independent advice and recommendations on the development of a voluntary information-sharing system to encourage collaborative efforts to improve inspection information feedback and information sharing with the purpose of improving gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipeline facility integrity risk analysis.
How is membership balanced?*The Group will consist of no more than 30 members appointed by the Secretary for a term of 3 years, including representatives from:a. PHMSA;b. Industry stakeholders, including operators of pipeline facilities, inspection technology, coating, and cathodic protection vendors, and pipeline inspection organizations;c. Safety advocacy groups;d. Research institutions;e. State public utility commissions or State officials responsible for pipeline safety oversight;f. State pipeline safety inspectors;g. Labor representatives; andh. Other entities, as determined appropriate by the Secretary.3All members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary and may be reappointed for additional terms.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Group will meet approximately four times per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Group provided recommendations to the Secretary as specifically outlined in section 10 of Public Law 114-183:a. The need for, and the identification of, a system to ensure that dig verification data are shared with in-line inspection operators to the extent consistent with the need to maintain proprietary and security-sensitive data in a confidential manner to improve pipeline safety and inspection technology;b. Ways to encourage the exchange of pipeline inspection information and the development of advanced pipeline inspection technologies and enhanced risk analysis;c. Opportunities to share data, including dig verification data between operators of pipeline facilities and in-line inspector vendors to expand knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of in-line inspection technology and methodologies;d. Options to create a secure system that protects proprietary data while encouraging the exchange of pipeline inspection information and the development of advanced pipeline inspection technologies and enhanced risk analysis;e. Means and best practices for the protection of safety and security-sensitive information and proprietary information; andf. Regulatory, funding, and legal barriers to sharing the information described in paragraphs (a) through (d).
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThe group terminated after the final recommendations are submitted to the Secretary of Transportation in April 2019.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*42Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNot ApplicableAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%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*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative Description*The Group provided the Secretary of Transportation with independent advice and recommendations on the development of a voluntary information-sharing system to encourage collaborative efforts to improve inspection information feedback and information sharing with the purpose of improving gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipeline facility integrity risk analysis.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Engineering
Business
Industry
Computer Technology
Applications
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Privacy
Energy
Energy
Fuel
Fuel Transportation
Natural Resources
Pipelines
Environment
Environmental Issues
Government
Federal Government
State Government
Health
Safety
Labor
Occupational Safety and Health
Research
Research and Development
Science and Technology
Innovation
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-032170Best Practices2022
 COM-032285Competency Awareness and Training2022
 COM-032443Mission & Objectives2022
 COM-031560Process Sharing2022
 COM-031513Regulatory, Funding, and Legal2022
 COM-031681Reporting2022
 COM-032152Technology/R&D2022
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-039685Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group2021
 COM-037457Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group2020
 COM-035556Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group2019
 COM-032970Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group2018
 COM-001660Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group2017