Udeozo Ogbue, Chief, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, Washington DC Public Service Commission, accepts the Branich Award
COVID-19 Information Statement from Wallace Jones, NAPSR National Chair:
The state Pipeline Safety Program Managers remained concerned and alert for both public and employee safety during this pandemic. The state programs, to the extent possible, have adopted different methods to continue inspections and oversight of gas and hazardous liquid operator systems. Operators have been encouraged to continue critical operations that provide for public safety while implementing new protocols that provide for PPE and social distancing to help prevent spread of the virus during emergency, leak investigation, line locating, and other operations. Rest assured that the state pipeline safety programs remain at the ready to inspect and enforce, as applicable, any state or federal laws pertaining to pipeline safety. NAPSR looks forward to getting past this pandemic and getting back to normal operations.
Feel free to reach out to Robert Clarillos, NAPSR Administrative Manager if you have questions. Additional information from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and other organizations can be found below.
Additional FEMA Information at www.FEMA.gov/coronavirus
Mary Friend, WV Pipeline Safety Program Manager presents Governor's 811 Proclamation to Carol Costello, Director of the WV 811 Center.