2017 South Carolina Pipeline Safety Seminar

The APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF) is pleased to work with the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff to once again offer the South Carolina Pipeline Safety Seminar, August 8-9, 2017.


If you have any questions, about the event, please contact the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff at 803-917-0487

For questions about registration or the hotel , please contact Todd Brady at tbrady@apga.org or at 202-370-6211.


Conference Location

Embassy Suites Columbia-Greystone
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, South Carolina, 29210

Make your hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, S.C. by visiting http://group.embassysuites.com/scpipelinesafetyseminarapgasif or calling 803-252-8700.

Attendee Pricing and Registration

The pipeline safety seminar costs $190 to attend.

Register online here

Or if you prefer, you can use this PDF form and mail or fax it back to us.

Exhibitor Pricing and Registration

Exhibit your company’s products and services at the SC Pipeline Safety Seminar! The Exhibitor Setup will be Monday, August 7 on 6-8pm and Exhibitor Breakdown will be Wednesday, August 9 on 5-7pm.

Registering as an exhibitor costs $295 and includes one registration. Additional attendees cost $190. To register as an exhibitor, please download this PDF and submit via email or fax.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call Todd Brady at 202-370-6211 to find out more.

Draft Agenda (subject to change)


Download the draft agenda as a PDF here

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
8:00 am – 8:20 am Registration – Morning Refreshments (registered guests)
8:20 am Presentation of the Colors – SC Youth Opportunity Academy Color Guard Team
8:30 am Introductions and Greetings, Tom Allen, Director, Safety, Trans., Emer. Response
8:40 am Welcome, C. Dukes Scott, Executive Director, ORS
8:50 am ORS Pipeline Safety Program, Vernon L. Gainey, Pipeline Safety, ORS
9:00 am PHMSA Damage Prevention Update, James Kelly, Community Liaison Manager, PHMSA Western Region
9:45 am Introduction of Vendors – Gerry Lee, APGA SIF
10:00 am – 10:20 am Break
10:20 am Part 192 Seminar Introduction, Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
10:50 am SCDOT Update, Mark Attaway, State Utility Engineer
11:20 am PHMSA Southern Region Update, Greg Hindman, Operations Supervisor
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Part 192 PHMSA’s Rulemakings and Advisories, Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
2:00 pm Incident Reporting Requirements, John Iglesias, Pipeline Safety, ORS
2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Break
2:35 pm Carolina Public Gas Association (CPGA), Nick Hendricks, Chair
2:55 pm Emergency Response Best Practices, Glenn Boatwright, Compliance Director, YCNGA
3:50 pm Part 192 PHMSA’s Rulemakings and Advisories (cont.), Wayne St. Germain PHMSA TQ
4:30 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
8:00 am – 8:30 am Morning Refreshments (registered guests)
8:30 am Emergency Plans, Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
8:50 am Static Electricity – Hazards and Control, Dirk Smith, Ionix
9:50 am Regulatory Update, GOAL/Public Awareness Update, John Erickson, APGA
10:15 am – 10:35 am Break
10:35 am SC 811 Portal Enhancements, Bernie Clegg, SC 811
11:10 am SC 811 Update, Misty Wise, Executive Director
11:35 am Midlands UCC Chair, Kevin Comalander, Spirit Communications
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 SIF Updates, Gerry Lee, Todd Brady APGA SIF
1:20 SC PERI for SC Operators, Tom Allen, SCORS Director, Safety, Trans., Emer. Response
2:00 pm Part 192 EFV and MAOP, Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Break
2:50 pm (Topic TBD), Wayne St. Germain, PHMSA TQ
3:50 pm Seminar Q & A
4:20 pm Adjourn Meeting
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