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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameTechnical Pipeline Safety Standards CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2019Committee 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 Date10/24/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, PHMSA
Date Of Renewal Charter10/24/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Alan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
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
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*alan.mayberry@dot.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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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 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 gas transmission component of the “Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,” which was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, (81 FR 20722) and the associated regulatory analysis. The committee is scheduled to discuss the gathering line component of the proposed rule in January 2019.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings Commentn/aGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*38Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNumber of recommendations count per proposed rule; therefore, the estimate would be 38 for 38 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 CommentThe charge of this committee is to consider all of PHMSA's proposed rules applicable to hazardous liquid pipelines and facilities. During this reporting period, 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.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.
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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
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-030485Pipeline Safety Report Subcommittee2019
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 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
 COM-032958Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee2018