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Natural Gas and Oil Pipeline Safety in Minnesota

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 326 / Landmark Center  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Deadline to Register: February 23, 2015

Natural Gas and Oil Pipeline safety has been in the news recently due in part to the Oil Boom in North Dakota, increases in rail transport and recent applications for new pipeline routes across Minnesota.  The federal government establishes minimum pipeline safety standards under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) within the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has overall regulatory responsibility for hazardous liquid and gas pipelines under its jurisdiction in the United States.  The Office of Pipeline Safety in Minnesota, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, enforces the pipeline safety regulations for interstate gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators in Minnesota based on inspections performed by the state. In 2014 the Minnesota Legislature directed the DPS to prepare a report on incident preparedness related to transportation of oil by rail or pipeline, This report was recently provided to the Minnesota Legislature.

Please join us for lunch beginning at Noon, followed by the program from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Box lunch will be provided.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Friday, February 20.


Jeffrey Cremin of the MN Office of Pipeline Safety will address issues related to Natural Gas and Oil Pipeline Safety.
Dave Christianson of the MN Department of Transportation will address issues related to the transportation of oil by rail or pipeline and the recommendations presented to the Minnesota legislature in its recent report on incident preparedness.  

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 201632 


Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member not in the section: $15.00 
Non-Member:  $15.00
Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is not available.

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Questions? Contact Jennifer Brask | 612-278-6305
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