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Pipeline Safety Commission

Active dates:1986
Governor Rudy Perpich
Function: The commission is to review pipelines throughout the state for safety and reliability.
History: Perpich established the commission after a gasoline leak from a Williams Pipe Line Co. line in Mounds view July 9, 1986, caused two fires and explosions that killed two people and injured one.
The temporary commission met for four months in 1986. The commission released a report in late November, 1986.
Membership: 25 members - to represent the pipeline industry, business, the University of Minnesota, the Legislature and labor. State Sen. Steven Novak and Jon Grunseth, vice president of public affairs for Economics Laboratory, will be the panel's chairmen.
Members serve without pay.
State certifications and agreements with the federal government regarding pipeline inspection, regulation, and enforcement. Memo to Members of the Commission on Pipeline Safety from Special Assistant Attorneys General, 10/24/1986.
Office memorandum: Call-in requirements, fines, and licenses. From Special Assistant Attorney General to Special Assistant Attorney General, 10/1/1986.
Office memorandum: Legal considerations surrounding pipeline safety. From Special Assistant Attorney General to Special Assistant Attorney General, 8/18/1986.
Technical workgroup members. Minnesota Commission on Pipeline Safety, 1986.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1986-1994.
Record last updated: 03/23/2010

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