Pipeline Safety Since San Bruno and Other Recent Incidents

October 18, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Pipeline SafetyWASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security today announced a hearing on the state of pipeline safety since the San Bruno, California explosion and other recent pipeline incidents.  The hearing will focus on the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the San Bruno accident and pending pipeline safety legislation.  

Please note the hearing will also be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website at http://commerce.senate.gov. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to view the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

    United States Senator

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Cynthia L. Quarterman

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • The Honorable Deborah A.P. Hersman

    National Transportation Safety Board
  • Mr. Nick Stavropoulos

    Executive Vice President, Gas Operations
    Pacific Gas & Electric
    Attachment A (203.23 KB)
  • Mr. Rick Kessler

    Vice President
    the Pipeline Safety Trust
  • Mr. Donald Santa Jr.

    President and CEO
    Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
    Santa Testimony (345.78 KB)
  • Ms. Christina Sames

    Vice President, Operations and Engineering
    American Gas Association
    Sames Testimony (245.87 KB)