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AGA Summary of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2006
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Redline Pipeline Safety Statute
Cased Pipe Workshop Presentation: AGA Regulatory Position on Cased Pipe Assessments
Buy America Act (Utility Relocations)
Joint Letter to US DOT Secretary Regarding the Buy America Act (June 2013)
FHWA Buy America - Utility Relocation Webinar (Dec. 11, 2013)
The Buy America Challenge for Utilities (Dec. 11, 2013)
New Mexico DOT Utility Relocation Process
Pacific Gas & Electric Submission to NTSB San Bruno Investigation (Aug 2011)
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PHMSA Presentation - Reauthorization and Transmission Design (Feb 2012)
PHMSA Portal Registration and Gas Distribution Annual Reporting Forms (Feb 2011)
NTSB Investigation - Enbridge Pipeline Rupture in Marshall, MI
"Purging Principles & Practice"
CPUC Recommends $2.25 Billion Against PG&E Following San Bruno Rupture
Joint AGA-INGAA Letter Restating Comments on Leak Detection Systems Studies
AGA-INGAA Joint Response to NTSB Safety Recommendation
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 Joint Letter to US DOT Secretary Regarding the Buy America Act (June 2013) 

AGA and several national trade associations submitted a joint letter to the Secretary of Transportation requesting that he review the implementation of the amended Buy America Act. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have begun applying Buy America requirements to materials used as part of utility relocation agreements.  These actions have the potential to create substantial delays and increased costs for transportation projects across the country with attendant adverse effects on jobs and the economy.

Since utilities and the companies that make the materials used in utility relocation have not been subject to Buy America historically, the trades believe that a transition period is needed.  During this transition period, the process of compliance for utility relocation can be clarified, waivers can be issued where appropriate, and education and training of affected industries can occur.  Most importantly, transportation projects can move forward.  During this transition period we believe utility relocations should not be subject to Buy America requirements.  The FHWA and FTA have stated that the Act covers utility relocation projects.  They may consider providing relief because of the smaller scale and unique natural of utility relocations as compared the large transportation projects that were the focus of the Buy America Act.

 

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