Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

The Pipeline Safety Advisory Board was established to advise and assist in the implementation of matters relating to hazardous liquid and gas pipeline safety, routing, construction, operation and maintenance, and provide recommendations for statutory, contractual, or procedural changes to improve the safety of pipelines in this State. 

The Board consists of 15 member who shall serve a term to expire December 31, 2018, and will be housed in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Statute

Executive Order 2015-14

Members

Heidi Grether
Director of Department of Environmental Quality
 
Valerie Brader - Co-Chair
Executive Director of Michigan Agency Energy 
 
Matthew Schneider, Chief Deputy Attorney General
Designee of Bill Schuette, Attorney General
 
Keith Creagh
Director of Department of Natural Resources
 
Capt. Chris Kelenske
Designee of Col. Kriste Etue, Director of Michigan State Police
 
Sally Talberg
Chairperson of the Michigan Public Service Commission
 
Jerome Popiel, Avon Lake, OH
Federal Response and Recovery Agencies
 
Jennifer McKay, Petoskey
Environmental Groups
 
Michael Shriberg, Ann Arbor
Statewide Conservation Groups
 
Brad Shamala, Eden Prairie, MN
Pipeline Operators
 
Shawn Lyon, Findley, OH
Oil and Gas Industry
 
Guy Meadows, Hancock
Public Universities
 
Christopher Shepler, Harbor Springs
Hospitality and Tourism Industry
 
Jeffrey Pillon, East Lansing
Consultants with Experience in Pipeline Operations and Safety
 
Craig Hupp, Grosse Pointe
General Public
 
Homer Mandoka, Bronson
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