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ITS Posts holiday schedule for Thanksgiving

Posted by bclymer on November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving-web-2017.pngIndustrial Training Services will be closed on November 23rd and 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. 

We will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 8:00 am CST.  

 


Howard “Skip” Elliott Sworn in As PHMSA Administrator

Posted by bclymer on November 10, 2017

PHMSA-generic.pngWASHINGTON -- Howard “Skip” Elliott  was sworn in as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) by Secretary Elaine L. Chao last week at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters.

Elliott joins PHMSA following his recent retirement from CSX transportation in Jacksonville, FL, where he served as Vice President of Public Safety, Health, Environment, and Security. Elliott’s portfolio at CSX included hazardous materials, transportation safety, homeland security, railroad policing, crisis management, environmental compliance and operations, occupational health management, and continuity of business operations.


PHMSA is reopening the comment period on Interim Rule

Posted by bclymer on October 20, 2017

optimized_phmsa.jpgThe Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is announcing an additional opportunity for the public to comment on an interim final rule (IFR) titled: “Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities.”

PHMSA is reopening the comment period in response to a petition for reconsideration filed jointly by the American Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, and the American Public Gas Association. By reopening the comment period, PHMSA is providing all interested parties with the opportunity to comment on the IFR and the merits and claims of the petition.

PHMSA will consider all public comments and address the petition for reconsideration in the final rule.