Day: November 23, 2021

TasWater hires new CEO

TasWater has announced that George Theo will be replacing Mike Brewster as chief executive officer. Theo has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry, which includes roles at City West Water, GHD and Brisbane Water. TasWater board chairman… Read More

Mega Rule Part III: PHMSA Expands Its Regulations and Imposes New Requirements for Onshore Gas Gathering Lines

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) has issued a final rule that, for the first time ever, expands certain federal pipeline safety requirements to all onshore gas gathering pipelines, regardless of size or location (“the Final Rule”). The final rule represents the culmination of over a decade of regulatory evolution with respect to rural… …

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Contractors say 811 utility location system has significant flaws

The nation’s 811 utility location system is significantly flawed, according to a new survey of construction firms that perform underground excavation work. The survey report, released by the Associated General Contractors of America, found that more than half of the responding firms reported damages and near misses because lines were unmarked or marked incorrectly. “Most contractors say …

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