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Publication Citation: Peer review report: Pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration, pipeline safety research and development program

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Author(s): Richard J. Fields; Louis E. Hayden; Thomas J. O'Grady; Joseph D. McColskey; Joe C. Bowles; T. R. Webb; Christopher N. McCowan; Dennis W. Hinnah; Ronald W. Haupt; Thomas A. Siewert;
Title: Peer review report: Pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration, pipeline safety research and development program
Published: May 14, 2008
Abstract: The purpose of this document is to report findings from the research peer reviews held March 27-29, 2007 for PHMSA's Pipeline Safety Research and Development Program. The findings and recommendations in this report derive from the scoring and comments collected from the peer review panelists. PHMSA regulates safety in the design, construction, operation and maintenance, and spill response planning for over 2.3 million miles of natural gas and hazardous materials pipelines. It is focused on the continual reduction in the number of incidents on natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines resulting in death, injury, or significant property damage and also aims to reduce spills that can cause environmental harm. The vision of the PHMSA Pipeline Safety R&D Program is to support the pipeline safety mission of PHMSA, which is "to ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of America's energy transportation pipelines." The mission of the PHNSA Pipeline Safety R&D Program is "to sponsor research and development projects focused on providing near-term solutions that will improve the safety, reduce environmental impact, and enhance the reliability of the Nation's pipeline transportation system."
Citation: Peer Review Report
Pages: pp. 1 - 32
Keywords: pipeline;reliability;research;safety
Research Areas: Materials Science
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