www.apga.org APGA Newshttp://www.apga.orgen-usCopyright 2014 www.apga.orgFri, 01 Aug 2014 7:22:00 PM CDT<![CDATA[Operations and Safety Breakout Focuses on Conducting Emergency Drills]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2124 During the 2014 APGA Annual Meeting on July 22, Glen Boatwright of Black and Veatch spoke at the operations and safety breakout session on how to conduct mock emergency drills to test a distribution system’s emergency plans and preparedness. Every gas utility is required to have a writte]]>31-Jul-14<![CDATA[APGA Participates in DOE Quadrennial Energy Review Meetings]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2125 On July 21 and 28, public gas systems representing APGA participated in Department of Energy (DOE) Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) meetings held in Pittsburgh, PA and Denver, CO.  DOE is in the process of conducting a quadrennial energy review and as part of this process they h]]>31-Jul-14<![CDATA[Waters of the United States (WOTUS) House Small Business Committee Support Letter]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2126 On July 30, the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) sent a letter supporting the House Small Business Committee’s work identifying the impact of the proposed rule revising the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) would have on small business. APGA]]>31-Jul-14<![CDATA[PHMSA Proposes New Data Collection for Operators of Transmission Pipelines]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2128 On July 30, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed additional data collection requirements for operators of transmission lines to PHMSA’s National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS). Appr]]>31-Jul-14<![CDATA[APGA Submits Comments on BOEM 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Plan]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2133 On July 31, APGA submitted comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) five year oil and gas leasing plan from 2017-2022.

As APGA members may recall, the BOEM, previously the Minerals Management Service, puts together five year leasing plans for all offshore oil]]>31-Jul-14<![CDATA[APGA Educational Webinar: APGA Security and Integrity Foundation]]>http://www.apga.org/i4a/pages/headlinedetails.cfm?id=2134 Join APGA on August 27 at 2 p.m. EST for a webinar on the features and services of the APGA Security and Integrity Foundation including new updates to SHRIMP, Anti-Drug and Alcohol Plan Development Tool, and Operations & Maintenance Procedures.