On March 25, 2020, the National Governors Association (NGA) issued a memo that provides guidance on how governors can support and protect the energy industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NGA memo addresses three issues Governors should consider in supporting continuity of service by energy providers, including (1) ensuring critical energy infrastructure employees can be

Authored by Pamela J. Anderson

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is continuing to monitor the effects the COVID-19 outbreak is having on the nation’s pipeline operations. As a result, on March 20, 2020, PHMSA released a Notice of Enforcement Discretion under which it will provide relief with respect to operator qualification and

Authored by Pamela J. Anderson

In light of the recent actions taken by federal, state, and local government agencies in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is providing guidance to its state pipeline safety partners on ways to continue to effectively execute their shared pipeline safety mission.