February 13, 2024

Managing Natural Gas Emergencies from the Regulatory Perspective

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

This webinar will explain the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) role and responsibilities during natural gas emergencies, the regulatory framework and requirements for industry personnel, the importance of communications both before and during an emergency, and adhering to the Pipeline Safety Regulations and industry standards to minimize natural gas emergencies.

Attendees will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.

Learning Objectives

  • Who is PHMSA?
  • What does PHMSA do?
  • What does PHMSA regulate?
  • State/Federal Partnership
  • Incident Data
  • Federal regulations for natural gas emergency response.
  • What an investigator may query for during an investigation.
  • Managing an emergency onsite.
  • The importance of working together in an emergency.
  • Lessons Learned (Incident History).
  • Resources

Meet Your Instructor

Tiffany Baker, General Engineer/Community Liaison

Tiffany serves as a General Engineer/Community Liaison for the Southern Region as a part of the Community Liaison Services Program. She joined PHMSA in 2016 as a Transportation Specialist where she led several inspections and conducted and organized skills training for Southern Region inspectors. In 2021, she was promoted to Program Analyst, where she was the liquid pipeline systems subject matter expert. At PHMSA, Tiffany’s experience includes programmatic, records, and field reviews of emergency response, public awareness, Damage Prevention, Control Room Management, Integrity Management, and maintenance operations for Gas and Liquids pipeline systems. As a Community Liaison, Tiffany is responsible for working closely with stakeholder audiences to respond to public inquiries, provide technical assistance, support federal regulation compliance monitoring, pipeline investigation/inspections, stakeholder engagement, public communication, and outreach, as well as emerging pipeline safety challenges. Her prior experiences include 8.5 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician’s Mate with a background in degaussing systems, 28VDC rectifiers, JP-5 fueling systems, 400HZ, and aircraft support equipment. Tiffany also worked for 8.5 years for the Colonial Pipeline company, where she was a Controller II for four years and was responsible for hydraulic operations of several hazardous liquids line segments and In-Line inspection tool tracking operations. Her remaining time at Colonial was spent in the field as a project inspector, where she became experienced in corrosion control, integrity management, assessment and repair techniques, public awareness, and damage prevention. Her training and certifications include NACE coating inspector, soil and erosion specialist, API 653, Asbestos Special Operation and Maintenance, Operation Qualification Evaluator and Non-Destructive testing.

Tiffany has lived in the Atlanta area for 20 years and enjoys bowling, watching movies, shooting pool, and spending time with her family.


From 02-13-2024 2:00 pm CST until 02-13-2024 3:30 pm CST



Registration Information
Member $295
Non-Member $495

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

Have any questions? Contact us. memberservices@southerngas.org