Two Staff Subcommittees
Diane Burman is NARUC's Gas Committee Chair and a commissioner with the New York PSC.
After we interviewed New York State PSC Commissioner Diane Burman about NARUC's Committee on Gas that she chairs, she made a really great suggestion. She and we could ask the other leaders of this vitally important committee to comment on its mission and directions, and their role in it. Awesome, was our reaction naturally, and that's what is herein, immediately following Commissioner Burman's interview.
There's a comment by North Dakota Commissioner Julie Fedorchak and by District of Columbia Commissioner Greer Gillis. Both of them are co-vice Chairs of the Gas Committee. And we have comments by Washington Commissioner Jay Balabas and Illinois Commissioner Ethan Kimbrel. They're the Chair and vice-Chair respectively of the uber-important subcommittee on pipeline safety.
The Gas Committee has two staff subcommittees. One is the staff subcommittee on pipeline safety. I told you pipeline safety is important. Randy Knepper, director at the New Hampshire PUC, chairs this staff subcommittee. Kari French, division director for oversight and safety at the Railroad Commission of Texas, and Kevin Speicher, chief for pipeline safety at the New York PSC, are the vice-Chairs. All three leaders of this staff subcommittee have comments herein.