Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Proposal Put Forth To Obtain Maps Of Natural Gas Lines In West Virginia

Tom Taylor, the executive director of the state’s one-call/811 system, testified at a legislative interim meeting this week that he would propose to include “production lines” on a required basis in the system—effectively meaning that maps would be mandated for such lines for submission to the state—and that companies would have a responsibility to keep those maps updated and to have someone assigned as a liaison to the 811 system when calls came in.  The committee took no action.  The many natural gas industry reps in the room seemed generally upset at the proposal, and that they knew nothing about the gentleman’s remarks prior to the meeting.