Pipeline Safety Town Hall Meeting is April 26

Pipeline Safety Town Hall Meeting is April 26
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Executive Director of the Pipeline Safety Trust Carl Weimer will present at
the City of Green’s Pipeline Safety Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 26

Pipeline Safety Town Hall MeetingGreen, OH – The City of Green has invited Carl Weimer, executive director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, along with representatives from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to present at an informational Pipeline Safety Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Queen of Heaven Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Road.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

The meeting will begin with a presentation by Weimer discussing pipeline fundamentals including how they are regulated, constructed, maintained and operated, and inspected throughout their service life; understanding the risks; and what residents can do to reduce risk.  In addition, a brief presentation from Karen Gentile, community liaison at PHMSA, will share the role of PHMSA and pipeline safety regulators moving forward.     

“This Town Hall meeting is designed to give residents information about pipelines, the risks, and an understanding of the extensive safety regulations pipelines must adhere to,” said Gerard Neugebauer, mayor. “We have invited these industry experts who are committed to pipeline safety to share their vast and extensive knowledge to help us all better understand the impacts this pipeline will have in our community.”

Carl Weimer is the Executive Director of the national Pipeline Safety Trust, an organization that promotes pipeline safety through education and advocacy, increased access to information, and partnerships with residents, safety advocates, government, and industry, resulting in safer communities and a healthier environment. 

Weimer has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association’s External Advisory Panel, and the governor appointed Washington Citizen Committee on Pipeline Safety. He has been called upon to testify to the U.S. House and Senate multiple times, as a witness by the National Transportation Safety Board, and was honored in 2015 as a Champion of Change by the White House for his pipeline safety efforts. He has organized eleven national pipeline safety conferences, pushed for stronger pipeline safety legislation on the national and state level, runs the national Safe Pipelines and LNG Safety listservs that include over 900 people, and regularly serves as an independent source of pipeline safety information for news media, local government, and citizens around the country. He has a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Education from the University of Michigan, as well a degree in Industrial Electronics Technology from Peninsula College.

Karen Gentile serves as a community liaison for the Eastern Region Office of PHMSA Pipeline Safety, part of the United States Department of Transportation.  PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives.

Reservations are not required for this public meeting.    The meeting will be recorded and available on the City’s website on or about April 30.

 

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit www.cityofgreen.org.    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio.  Register for text message alerts by texting GREENOH to 888-777.