Salt Lake Valley – Pipeline Safety Awareness and Involvement Project

In the fall of 2011 Salt Lake City was awarded a Community Technical Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to implement a number of educational and involvement activities associated with pipeline safety in the Salt Lake Valley. The main activities included two “pipelines 101” workshops (videos can be viewed below), a two day pipeline safety conference (video links below), and the development of a report about the pipelines that operate in the Salt Lake Valley. Salt Lake City contracted with the Pipeline Safety Trust to implement these activities. The workshops were held in early March of 2012, and the conference followed two weeks later on March 15th and 16th.

A report from the Trust has been published:

Pipeline Safety in the Salt Lake Valley (pdf, 5.4MB)

Below are the presentations given at the workshops and the conference.

Presentation from Pipeline 101 Workshops

DAY ONE –Thursday, March 15, 2012

8:00 -9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Comments

  • Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
    video

9:10 – 9:30 Opening Address

  • Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City
    video

9:30 – 10:00 National Pipeline Safety Issues

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:30 What’s Happening Nationally to Make Pipelines Safer?

11:30 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 2:00 Who Operates Pipelines in The Salt Lake Valley and What’s the Risk?

2:00– 3:00 Who Regulates Pipelines in the Salt Lake Valley, and Are Those Regulations Adequate?

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:30 Damage Prevention – Preventing the major cause of deaths and injuries from pipelines

DAY TWO – Friday, March 16, 2012

8:00- 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:20 Day 2 Keynote

  • Pipeline Safety – A Call to Action Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, PHMSA – video / presentation slides (pdf)

9:20 – 10:35 Aftermath of the Chevron Red Butte Creek Spills

10:35 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 How Well Prepared is the Salt Lake Valley for Pipeline Incidents. What More Could Be Done?

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 Planning Near Pipelines – Does Local Government Use Their Permitting, Zoning, and Planning Authority to increase Pipeline Safety?

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:00 Health Related Issues from the Red Butte Creek Spill (video available here)

4:00 – 4:30 Open Session – What More Do People Want to Know?

4:30 – 5:00 Closing