Public hearing on Comitta’s Pipeline Safety and Communication Board legislation to be held Wednesday

HARRISBURG, Aug. 20 – State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, will hold a Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing on H.B. 1568, which would establish the Pipeline Safety and Communication Board.

The hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Harrisburg in the Irvis Office Building, room G-50. The media and public are invited to attend.

Comitta requested the hearing to address how the state legislature can help Pennsylvanians affected by the Mariner East pipeline in Chester County and other pipelines that will impact communities throughout Pennsylvania in the future.

“I appreciate Chairmen Barrar and Sainato for holding a hearing on this important bill. Public safety is paramount along the pipeline as it is with any infrastructure project,” Comitta said. “Timely, accurate, and actionable information is key to ensuring public safety. House Bill 1568 asks to establish regular dialogue among state agencies, the industry, legislators, county and local EMS and the public. Such dialogue should result in well-coordinated safety planning and emergency response. It will also identify gaps in legislation, all with the goal to make sure people are and feel safe.” 

The hearing can also be viewed via livestream at www.pahouse.com.