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Federal Pipeline Safety Regulator to Hold Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced in today’s Federal Register that a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting will be held on August 8 to 9, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia.  The TAC is composed of two committees, the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC), also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee.  The GPAC and LPAC advise PHMSA on the technical feasibility, practicability, and cost-effectiveness of proposed safety standards for gas and hazardous liquid pipelines.  According to the announcement, PHMSA plans to release a detailed agenda for the meeting on its website in the near future.