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The state of Michigan today said it is extending the deadline for requests for information and proposals (RFIs) as a result of requests from prospective contractors who are interested in performing an independent risk analysis and an independent alternatives analysis related to the pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac known as Enbridge Line 5. The requests were made by prospective contractors based in the Houston, Texas area whose operations were affected by severe flooding. The new deadline is extended to April 20, 2016 to allow any prospective contractors additional time to submit their proposals.

Welcome to the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (MPSAB) webpage. From this site, you will be able to follow the activities and recommendations of the MPSAB. On September 3, 2015, Governor Snyder issued an executive order creating the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board. The creation of a pipeline safety advisory body was one of the recommendations included in the recently released Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Report. The MPSAB will act in an advisory capacity to the Governor and consists of 15 members compromising regulated stakeholders, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The Board co-chairs are Valerie Brader, Executive Director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, and Keith Creagh, Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The Board is charged with the following duties:

  1. Review and make recommendations for statutory, regulatory, and contractual implementation of the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Report.

  2. Identify areas of best practice in pipeline safety and siting across the United States that could be implemented in Michigan.

  3. Review and make recommendations on state policies and procedures regarding emergency response and planning for pipelines.

  4. Review and make recommendations on state policies and procedures regarding pipeline siting.

  5. Review information submitted to the state in response to the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Report.

  6. Provide recommendations to increase transparency and public engagement on pipelines.

News Releases

September 13, 2016 Press Release
July 12, 2016 Press Release
June 9, 2016 Press Release
April 26, 2016 Press Release
April 5, 2016 Press Release
March 10, 2016 Press Release
February 23, 2016 Press Release
February 8, 2016 Press Release
January 29, 2016 Press Release
November 5, 2015 Press Release
October 28, 2015 Press Release
October 23, 2015 Press Release
September 3, 2015 Press Release

MPSAB Documents

Independent Alternatives Analysis Proposal of selected contractor Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc.

Independent Risk Analysis Proposal of selected contractor Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc.

Agreement between the State of Michigan and Enbridge preventing the transportation of heavy crude oil through the Straits Pipeline

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Presentations

September 19, 2016 AgendaProposed Meeting Minutes | Enbridge Response Framework | USCG Response Framework
June 13, 2016 Agenda | Proposed Meeting Minutes
March 14, 2016 Agenda | Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2015 Agenda | Meeting Minutes
October 28, 2015 Agenda | Draft Scope - Risk Analysis | Draft Scope - Alternatives | Meeting Minutes