Susan Olenchuk represents clients on regulatory, safety, enforcement, and policy issues under the Pipeline Safety Laws, as well as under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA). She practices before the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and federal courts.
Susan’s PHMSA practice covers compliance and strategic counseling, enforcement, litigation, audit preparation, and policy guidance. She represents operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines, distribution systems, and LNG facilities.
In her FERC practice, Susan counsels on rate, tariff, certificate, and rulemaking proceedings; advises on compliance issues arising under FERC’s affiliate Standards of Conduct and undue preference requirements; and provides guidance on jurisdiction and other issues arising under Section 311 of the NGPA.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Susan A. Olenchuk
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.
Susan A. Olenchuk is a partner with Van Ness Feldman who was honored as an National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for her important and timely updates and information on Energy Law, with ane emphasis on Pipeline Safety. Her work covers the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and other organizations regulating Pipelines for the Oil and Gas industry. Her weekly update on Pipeline Safety is a go-to resource for National Law Review readers interested in pipeline and other energy or oil & gas regulation.