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Register now for the Pipeline Safety Conference

​Are you a pipline operator or damage prevention specialist? How about someone who works in the gas and liquids industry or a manager, trainer or tech? If you are, then we invite you to join us at the 2017 Pipeline Safety Educational Conference. 

Monday, April 17 through Thursday, April 20.

Cragun's Resort & Hotel on Gull Lake in Brainerd. 

What to expect

  • Time to meet vendors and learn about exciting safety products and the latest industry technology. 
  • Educational and breakout sessions. 
  • Check out the agenda​​ and see what's in store. 
  • MNOPS is turning 30 this year and our conference theme -- MNOPS at 30: Then and Now -- reflects that milestone. 

Please register by Monday, April 3. Everything you need to know about registering can be found here​​. 

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2017 Minnesota Statute 216D Stakeholder Review

2017 Minnesota Statute 216D Stakeholder Review
To All Minnesota Underground Facility Stakeholders,

Please join us for the next MS216D stakeholder review meeting on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at Austin Utilities, 1908 14th Street NE, Austin, MN 55912.  The meeting is scheduled for 10am – 3:30pm (noon break for lunch).

Click here for the meeting minutes from the January 19th meeting.  Also available is the draft language developed from the 2013 MS216D stakeholder review meeting for your reference.  The agenda will be provided in the near future prior to May 4th, 2017. From the Jan. 19th stakeholder meeting, six sub-groups were formed to continue discussions between the main stakeholder meetings: 1) Definition of excavation, 2) Emergency notification, 3) Boundary survey locate request, 4) 48-hour notification, 5) Abandoned facilities, 6) Civil penalties.  We will update the stakeholder group with the discussions from those sub-group meetings, as well.

Feel free to contact Jon Wolfgram or Mike Mendiola at the MN Office of Pipeline Safety if you have any questions.  Also, please forward this information to those who wish to be included in the meeting.
For those who wish to attend remotely, please use the following information:

2016-2017 MS216D Stakeholder Review
Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:00 am  |  Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)  |  5 hrs 30 mins

Meeting number: 742 887 847
Meeting password: OPS216D#
Follow this link to start your meeting.

Conference call-in information:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-742-5095  (US)
Conference Code: 822 697 9377