Energy & Natural Resources
Pipeline & HazMat Safety
The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Practice Group offers a broad range of PHMSA-related services:
- Preventative & Strategic Counseling
- Compliance Programs
- Audits, Inspections, and Investigations
- Enforcement Actions
- Special Permits
- Rulemaking Proceedings
- Due Diligence
Our attorneys assist clients by addressing day-to-day compliance questions, helping to prepare for audits and inspections, providing representation in enforcement proceedings initiated by PHMSA and its state partners, and litigating challenges to agency action in the state and federal courts. We also assist clients in obtaining special permits, responding to incidents, and participating in rulemaking proceedings. Finally, we provide strategic counseling on legislative and regulatory affairs and transactional matters related to the divestiture and acquisition of pipeline facilities.
In addition to offering these services, our attorneys are active in several of the nation’s leading trade organizations for the oil and gas and pipeline industries, including the Marcellus Shale Coalition, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. They have also participated in other critical stakeholder initiatives, such as the Pennsylvania Governor’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, and are frequent speakers at industry events across the country.
– James Curry