Pipeline Safety: State and Local Perspectives

September 18, 2015

Field Hearing

Room 148 Montana State University, Billings Library

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chairman of the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, will convene a field hearing entitled “Pipeline Safety: State and Local Perspectives" on Friday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. MT/Noon ET at Montana State University, Billings. Subcommittee member Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) will also attend the field hearing.

“Families across the country expect our government to conduct robust oversight and ensure our pipelines are safe,” said Sen. Fischer. “That’s why I am eager to join Senator Daines for this important field hearing, where we will examine pipeline safety successes and concerns – particularly as it relates to rural areas.”

In advance of Committee consideration of pipeline safety legislation, this hearing will examine current issues and challenges relating to inspection and safe management of our nation’s pipeline network. 

Witnesses:

-  The Honorable Marie Therese Dominguez, PHMSA Administrator
-  Mr. Todd Denton, President, Phillips 66
-  Mr. John Ostlund, Yellowstone Country Commissioner
-  Ms. Michelle Slyder, Montana Liquid Gas Pipeline Association

Hearing Details:

Friday, September 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. MT/Noon ET

Montana State University, Billings Library, Room 148 Billings, Montana

Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee Field Hearing entitled “Pipeline Safety: State and Local Perspectives"

A live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

Webcast

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