Pipeline Safety Management Systems

UPDATE: In light of travel restrictions for attendees and cancellation of the adjacent industry meetings, the NTSB Roundtable: Pipeline Safety Management Systems scheduled for Monday, March 9 has been POSTPONED.

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On March 9, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable discussion on “Pipeline Safety Management Systems.” Ensure the Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials is an issue on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List. Board Member Jennifer Homendy will host a conversation with pipeline operators, safety professionals, and other government officials about the importance of safety management systems in ensuring safe pipeline operations and the movement of HAZMAT.

Date: March 9, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA

Contact: PipelineSMS@ntsb.gov

This event is free and open to the public. In person registration is limited, so register early.



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9:30 am–10:00 am Meet and greet attendees and roundtable participants

10:00 am–10:30 am  Opening remarks

10:30 am–10:45 am Preventable Accidents - Carl Weimer, Pipeline Safety Trust

10:45 am–11:00 am SMS Success in Aviation – John Deleeuw, American Airlines

11:00 am–12:00 pm Discussion Topic 1:  Approaches to Implementing a Safety Management Systems

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00 pm–3:00 pm Discussion Topic 2:  Solutions to PSMS Implementation Challenges

3:00 pm–3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm–3:50 pm  Final Discussion (takeaways)

3:50 pm–4:00 pm Member Homendy Closing




American Airlines

Black Hills Energy

Canada Energy Regulator

City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility

District of Columbia Public Service Commission

Dominion Energy


ENERGY worldnet

Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

Marathon Pipe Line

New York Department of Public Service

New York State Public Service Commission

National Transportation Safety Board

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Pipeline Safety Trust

Pratt & Whitney, (Retiree)

Washington Gas

Williams Companies