September 28, 2021

Volume XI, Number 271

Bryn S. Karaus

As a member of the firm's pipeline safety practice, Bryn focuses on the regulation of pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and the transportation of hazardous materials, and helps operators develop, implement, and defend their safety programs. Her practice covers compliance and strategic counseling, enforcement, litigation, audit preparation, and policy.

Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Bryn was a Senior Attorney in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), where she handled matters related to the federal safety standards for oil and gas pipelines and LNG facilities. Bryn represented the agency in pipeline safety enforcement cases, collaborating with engineers to develop and enforce notices of probable violation, corrective action orders, and safety orders. She worked with PHMSA inspectors and with other federal and state agencies on accident and incident investigations. She also handled the legal review of PHMSA’s LNG portfolio during the projects’ FERC application process.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Bryn S. Karaus

Van Ness Feldman’s Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines Practice Group is  recognized by the National Law Review as a Go-To Thought Leader for the group’s analysis of environmental legislation and public policy including developments from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and it’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) , the Department of Transportation (DOT), OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) regulatory group and the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness.   Van Ness Feldman’s involvement in two of the largest natural gas pipeline projects ever constructed in North America provides a unique insight related to regulatory matters and litigation impacting environmental interest holders, refiners, offshore exploration groups and production companies, offshore drilling companies, and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal developers.  The following Van Ness Feldman attorney authors are the most frequent contributors on pipeline safety news:  Marco Bracamonte, Jacob I. Cunningham, Michael Diamond, Bryn S. Karaus, Susan A. Olenchuk and Michael R. Pincus.

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