PHMSA announced its second workshop on Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) scheduled for July 2, 2014.  Notice, 79 Fed. Reg. 34393 (June 16, 2014).  The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the emerging national consensus standard regarding PSMS, draft American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice 1173, and to identify how concepts discussed at the prior workshop are addressed in this standard.  The standard was prompted by an NTSB recommendation to API as a result of the Board’s investigation of the Marshall, Michigan incident.  As explained by PHMSA, a PSMS is intended to be a formal framework for operators to measure and improve pipeline safety performance over time and to ensure that senior management is actively fostering a safety culture.