Speaker: Anita Cuevas, President, Integrity Compliance Consultants, LLC
Time: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 11:45am-1pm
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CEMS has received one (1) general CLE credit for this presentation
In April 2017, an abandoned oil and gas flowline caused a tragic explosion in a residential home that killed two people and critically injuring one other. As a result, between 2018 and 2020, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) promulgated new regulations under Flowline Regulations (Series 1100) due to the Firestone incident and increased housing development expansion, and oil and gas production activity. SB 19-181 ensures that oil and gas development and operations in Colorado are regulated in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources. In addition, SB-19-181 directed the Commission to engage in rulemaking to allow “the public disclosure of flowline information and evaluate and determine when a deactivated flowline must be inspected before being reactivated.” These new regulations require registration, design, construction, mapping and operating requirements for flowlines, crude oil transfer lines, and produced water systems. This presentation will review these requirements and their mission to provide public input and transparency while assuring public safety.
Anita Cuevas has over 35 years of engineering experience in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Ms. Cuevas has provided leadership and consulting services in the following areas: pipeline integrity management, project management, pipeline regulatory compliance, risk management, pipeline construction support, environmental compliance, environmental permitting, and environmental remediation. Ms. Cuevas has been a principal in three regulatory compliance consulting firms providing her expertise and experience from her years in the industry and specifically in providing regulatory insight, jurisdictional evaluations, and rule interpretations. Ms. Cuevas was a key player and collaborator in the OPS Risk Management Demonstration Program representing Kinder Morgan’s gas pipeline assets prior to the implementation of the pipeline integrity regulations. She has additional experience in developing and implementing Integrity Management Programs, O&M Procedures, Emergency Response Plans, Public Awareness Plans, Damage Prevention Programs, and Control Room Management Plans for pipeline operators. Ms. Cuevas, a Rice University civil engineering graduate, lives in Aurora, CO with her husband and three cats. She enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time with family.
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