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·         The Government’s US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials has a web page portal HERE. The current administrator is Cynthia L. Quarterman, followed by other key personnel such as:

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·        PHSMA ORG CHART·          http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/MainContentSets/Images/Org Chart_060608.gif· --   (SEE IMAGE BELOW) --   the Safety Officer has direct oversight of the Administrator of Pipeline Safety and Administrator for Hazardous Materials.
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April 22, 2013 - PHMSA Requests Comments on Revised Reporting Forms for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines.  
The PHMSA wants to revise the Hazardous Liquid Accident reporting form so that even small spills are documented as well as larger spills - it is important to note that this proposed regulation is open for public comment through June 22, 2013. Click HERE for a copy of the Federal Notice, 

"Currently, if a release is at least 5 gallons but is less than 5 barrels with no 
additional consequences such as, a release in the water, or a fire or explosion, and 
property damage is less than or equal to $50,000, and no death or injury is involved, 
operators submit a report with less information than for releases that do not meet this 
criteria"
   New reporting rules are supposed to change this requirement.

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