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Here's where you'll find all the latest industry news being added to the DCA Site. You can find member news here. You can find archives of member and industry news here.
2018 Safety Congress

2018 Safety Congress

The 23rd Annual Safety Congress will be held March 26-28, 2018 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.
SkillsUSA STEM Scholarship

SkillsUSA STEM Scholarship

SkillsUSA is proud to offer multiple $1,000 scholarships for STEM students. Help us promote public awareness that career and technical education is an integral part of STEM. The deadline to apply is March 15.
FERC Sets Precedent For Overriding State Blockage Of New Pipelines

FERC Sets Precedent For Overriding State Blockage Of New Pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), under new Chairman Neil Chatterjee, wasted no time making clear that it would use the exemption authority given to it recently by a U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia in order to approve pipeline construction where states balk at issuing decisions on Clean Water Act permits. The Commission’s decision in September may have wider implications, given a number of other pipeline owners arguing that construction is being delayed by balking state agencies.
DCA Insights

DCA Insights

November/December 2017

In its second 2017 Washington Fly-in, an impressive number of DCA members took to Capitol Hill to educate on the need to reform and update the permitting process for natural gas pipelines. As reported previously, the House passed the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act (HR 2910) in June. The bill would strengthen the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the lead agency to approve natural gas projects subject to the environmental law.
Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

The use of drones in construction is on the rise. They can be used in many applications, from survey mapping to job monitoring. As construction companies decide to implement this technology, figuring out how to use a drone takes time. Learning how to use it comes first, along with safety precautions.
Take Action NOW to Support Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement

Take Action NOW to Support Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement

Your immediate help is needed to push Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement pipeline across the finish line. The project's permitting process in Minnesota is fast approaching a critical final milestone - approval by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission of its required certificate of necessity and its route permit. We urge you to take the very quick and easy step (about one minute) of completing the short form at this link to send your supportive comments. This must be done before the comment deadline this Wednesday, November 22 at 3:00 PM Central Time. 
Bentonite Exemption Federal Registry

Bentonite Exemption Federal Registry

Learn How Drones Are Impacting The Pipeline Industry

Learn How Drones Are Impacting The Pipeline Industry

Drones are a new tool within the pipeline industry and are becoming increasingly beneficial. Attend the 2017 Pipeline Leadership Conference this Nov. 8-9 and hear Dr. Mickey Frish, Manager of Industrial Sensors for PSI Corp., discuss his company’s use of drones —or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—for pipeline integrity applications.
DCA Hurricane Harvey Update - 4

DCA Hurricane Harvey Update - 4

Latest update from Lindsay: We were able to get the first shipment of cleaning supplies off to the coast in addition to more water. It was made possible by those who have contributed to the Harvey Heroes Fund: www.youcaring.com/harveyheroes and driving teams lead by Matt Davey and Chad Owens. Those donations are going to the Galveston Chamber and Gina Spagnola, the group coordinating the efforts there. In total, more than 185 pallets of supplies have now been delivered.
DCA Hurricane Harvey Update - Be a Harvey Hero

DCA Hurricane Harvey Update - Be a Harvey Hero

DCA is working with Lindsay Sander and Sander Resources on aid requests. This message is from Lindsay...
DCA Help for Hurricane Harvey Victims

DCA Help for Hurricane Harvey Victims

After Hurricane Harvey made landfall and dropped more than three feet of rain, thousands of people in Houston and along the Gulf Coast have been displaced. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard and FEMA Administrator Brock Long estimated that 30,000 people may need shelter, and some 450,000 may qualify for federal flood victim assistance. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and we would like to express our concern and offer some ways to help.
United Rentals to Acquire Neff Corp. in $1.3B Deal

United Rentals to Acquire Neff Corp. in $1.3B Deal

Aug. 17 -- STAMFORD -- United Rentals announced late Wednesday it would acquire Miami -based rental firm Neff Corp. for approximately $1.3 billion ., the second major acquisition of the year for the equipment-leasing giant.
Get Set in 3 Steps for ICUEE, The Demo Expo

Get Set in 3 Steps for ICUEE, The Demo Expo

ICUEE 2017 opens its doors October 3-5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, as the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest technologies, innovations and industry trends.

FERC Quorum Restored!

Workers and businesses across the energy infrastructure supply chain declared victory today after a campaign to get a quorum at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ended with the confirmation of two nominees by the U.S. Senate. The Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), lobbied the Trump Administration, led a letter last month signed by 25 trade associations and labor unions, and unleashed over 600 individual letters to Senators from supply chain business people and workers urging Senate action. EEIA applauded today's vote and urged the Commission to begin immediate consideration of approvals of the pipeline projects currently under its review, beginning with projects that have already been fully vetted and are awaiting only a Commission vote.
Industrial Training Services Partners with Kentucky Schools to Pioneer Natural Gas Recruiting Programs

Industrial Training Services Partners with Kentucky Schools to Pioneer Natural Gas Recruiting Programs

Today’s Natural Gas Industry is facing a challenging problem. As the pipeline industry continues to grow and create more jobs in the U.S., it also creates a unique side effect — worker shortage. In addition to new jobs being created, there are also vacancies created by a large number of retiring baby boomers. Many of these job openings require a diverse skill set and demanding work ethic. However, solutions are being put into place by industry associations, local community leaders, natural gas companies, educators, and Industrial Training Services (ITS) to recruit and retain the next generation of pipeline workers.
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