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South Carolina Pipeline Safety Seminar

August 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


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.

Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, S.C. by calling 803-252-8700.


SC Pipeline Safety Seminar: Federal and state regulatory updates presented by PHMSA and the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
8:00 am – 8:20 am Registration – Morning Refreshments (registered guests)
8:20 am Presentation of the Colors – SC Youth Opportunity School
8:30 am Introductions and Greetings, Vernon L. Gainey, Pipeline Safety, ORS
8:40 am Welcome, C. Dukes Scott, Executive Director, ORS
8:50 am PHMSA Southern Region Update, Wayne Lemoi, Director, So. Region
9:45 am Introduction of Vendors – Gerry Lee, APGA SIF
10:00 am – 10:20 am Break
10:20 am Introduction to Seminar and Part 192 PHMSA’s Recent/proposed Rulemakings and Initiatives, PHMSA TQ
11:00 am SC OSHA Safety Regulations, Van Henson, SC LLR, OSHA Training Supervisor
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm PHMSA’s Recent/proposed Rulemakings and Initiatives, PHMSA TQ (cont.)
2:00 pm Incident Reporting Requirements, Vernon Gainey
2:15 pm – 2:40 pm Break
2:40 pm Damage Prevention and Part 192, Artie Buff, Community Assistance and Technical Services Manager (CATS), PHMSA Southern Region
3:30 pm SIF Introduction and Services, Gerry Lee, Todd Brady
4:30 pm Adjourn

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
8:00 am – 8:30 am Morning Refreshments (registered guests)
8:30 am Midlands UCC, Chair
8:50 am Emergency Plans, PHMSA TQ
9:50 am Carolina Public Gas Association (CPGA),
10:10 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am SC Damage Prevention Law, Bernie Clegg, SC 811
11:00 am SC 811 Update, Misty Wise, Executive Director
11:30 am SCDOT Update, Mark Attaway, State Utility Engineer
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm “Safety – Everyone’s Responsibility” Danny Lynch, Manager, Safety and Training, SCE&G
2:00 pm APGA/SIF Update, Bert Kalisch, President, APGA
2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Break
2:50 pm Safety Related Condition Reporting, PHMSA TQ
3:30 pm IM/DIMP Case Studies, PHMSA TQ
4:30 pm Adjourn

Exhibitor & Sponsor Pricing and Registration

Register online as an exhibitor or sponsor or download a PDF of the registration form to mail, email or fax back to to SIF.

Exhibit your company’s products and services at the SC Pipeline Safety Seminar! The Exhibitor Setup will be Monday, August 3 on 6-8pm and Exhibitor Breakdown will be Wednesday, August 5 on 5-7pm. SC Pipeline Exhibitor Fee: $295 (Booth and registration for one included. Each additional exhibitor attendee is $175/person.)

Show your support for the SC Pipeline Safety Seminar by sponsoring its breaks and/or lunches and get your company information in front of attendees!

There are four opportunities for sponsorship:

  • August 4 Break – $199
  • August 4 Lunch – $199
  • August 5 Break – $199
  • August 5 Lunch – $199


August 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am
August 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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(202) 370-6211.


Embassy Suites Columbia-Greystone
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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