Underground Pipeline Task Force to meet Oct. 23

Underground Pipeline Task Force to meet Oct. 23 The South Dakota Underground Pipeline Task Force will meet at 9 a.m. CDT on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre. The agenda includes informational presentations related to the stateâ�?�?s Regulated Substance Response Fund, mineral severance tax, pipeline incident cost data, and petroleum spills in South Dakota.�?  The seven-person South Dakota Underground Pipeline Task Force was authorized by the 2008 Legislature.�?  It was created to review the status of existing and proposed pipelines in South Dakota and assess the adequacy of state laws and regulations relating to those pipelines.�?  Underground pipelines being reviewed by the task force include those used for the transmission and distribution of crude oil, water, natural gas, ethanol, and refined petroleum products. This will be the third meeting of the task force, which will report its findings to Gov. Mike Rounds by Dec. 1. For a complete agenda, visit www.state.sd.us/denr/Boards/2008/UPTF1008.pdf.�?  For more information about the task force, visit www.state.sd.us/denr/Boards/PipelineTF.htm.

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