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Feb 01, 2012

 

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Bonnie Lovelace
Director's Office
406-444-1760

 

Montana Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council Meeting Set for February 8

 

Helena -- The third meeting of the Montana Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council will take place on Wednesday February 8, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in Room 137 of the State Capitol in Helena, Montana. The meeting’s audio and video will also be streamed live over the internet.
The agenda includes an update on available pipeline mapping information and results from the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration pipeline river crossing inspections, corrective measures and exposed pipelines. There will be a discussion of the current and proposed state and federal regulatory framework for pipeline safety.
Public comment is welcome on any other subject matter relevant to the Council duties.

The members of the Montana Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council are MT Department of Environmental Quality Director Richard Opper, MT Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Director Mary Sexton and MT Department of Transportation Director Tim Reardon.

The Council was established by Governor Brian Schweitzer in the wake of the Exxon Mobile Silvertip pipeline spill in July. The purpose of the council is to advise the Governor on the status of existing oil pipelines running underneath Montana’s rivers and stream beds and to make recommendations to prevent future failures.

For the full agenda, audio/video instructions and other information about the Council visit www.deq.mt.gov. Reasonable accommodations to participate in the meeting will be provided upon request for people with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation, please contact Bonnie Lovelace at 406-444-1760.

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