Former NTSB Chairman Jim Hall To Advise Colonial Pipeline

Safety, Public Accountability and Environmental Protection

Are on Hall's Colonial Agenda



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Colonial Pipeline

    ATLANTA, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonial Pipeline announced today that
 former NTSB Chairman, Jim Hall, has agreed to provide counsel and guidance to
 Colonial as it works to sustain improvements achieved in protecting the
 environment and public safety.  Hall, whose more than seven years on the
 National Transportation Safety Board included rigorous oversight of the
 pipeline industry, will serve in an advisory capacity on issues of pipeline
 safety and environmental protection.
     Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Bill Scott announced
 the appointment, saying Hall will add a new dimension to Colonial Pipeline's
 commitment to public accountability.  "Jim Hall's years of public service and
 dedication to public safety will expand Colonial's ability to operate safely,
 protect the public and safeguard the environment," Scott said.
     "As head of the NTSB, Hall represented all taxpayers in demanding, quite
 appropriately, that all pipelines adhere to the strictest standards of safe
 operations.  Colonial is fortunate to have his experience, knowledge and
 commitment to help us continue to pursue our goal of spill-free operations,"
 Scott said.
     Hall was appointed a member of the NTSB in October 1993.  Former President
 Clinton named him chairman in November 1994.  He resigned from the board in
 January 2001 and is heading the Washington, D.C., offices of Dillon, Hall &
 Lungershausen, a law firm which specializes in transportation safety, crisis
 communication and related analysis of litigation.
     Hall's more than seven years of service at the National Transportation
 Safety Board were dedicated to improving the safety of all modes of
 transportation, including the transportation of products through the nation's
 pipelines.  His tenure included a period of unprecedented activity by the
 board, including major airline accident investigations, a special focus on
 child safety that resulted in dramatic improvements in all modes of
 transportation, and a focus on pipeline safety.
     "I have been extremely impressed by the strides Colonial Pipeline has made
 as well as their goals for the future," said Hall.  "Their recent record is an
 example to the industry of how the latest technology, the right training for
 employees and a deep, unrelenting commitment to safety can serve the public's
 need for energy while protecting their well-being and the environment."
     Colonial's safety record reflects increased spending, program improvements
 and heightened focus on detecting and preventing pipeline problems before they
 occur.  Colonial has worked more than two years without a 50-barrel spill, the
 minimum volume requiring a report to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
     "We're counting on Jim Hall to help us on our journey to excellence,"
 Colonial President and Chief Executive, Dave Lemmon, said.  "We've made
 important progress on safety and environmental fronts, but we have more to do
 to meet the public's and the government's insistence on spill-free
 operations."
     Prior to joining the NTSB, Hall served as counsel to the U.S. Senate
 Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations.  Later he maintained a private
 legal practice in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn.  Hall served for five
 years as director of the Tennessee State Planning Office for Gov. Ned
 McWherter, during which time Hall developed Tennessee's first comprehensive
 anti-drug effort.  In 1993, he returned to Washington as chief of staff for
 U.S. Sen. Harlan Matthews.  Hall earned a law degree from the University of
 Tennessee. While serving in the Army, he received a Bronze Star for
 Meritorious Service in Vietnam. He and his wife have two daughters.
     Colonial Pipeline, based in Atlanta, transports liquid petroleum products
 from Houston and Gulf Coast refineries to New York, serving the South and East
 Coast with 5,500 miles of pipeline.  Colonial safely carries about 20 percent
 of the gasoline, home heating oil, aviation fuel and other liquid petroleum
 products consumed in the United States.  The company recently swept top awards
 from the American Petroleum Institute for occupational safety and
 environmental protection as well as a Distinguished Environmental and Safety
 Performance Award for 2000.
 
 

SOURCE Colonial Pipeline
    ATLANTA, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonial Pipeline announced today that
 former NTSB Chairman, Jim Hall, has agreed to provide counsel and guidance to
 Colonial as it works to sustain improvements achieved in protecting the
 environment and public safety.  Hall, whose more than seven years on the
 National Transportation Safety Board included rigorous oversight of the
 pipeline industry, will serve in an advisory capacity on issues of pipeline
 safety and environmental protection.
     Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Bill Scott announced
 the appointment, saying Hall will add a new dimension to Colonial Pipeline's
 commitment to public accountability.  "Jim Hall's years of public service and
 dedication to public safety will expand Colonial's ability to operate safely,
 protect the public and safeguard the environment," Scott said.
     "As head of the NTSB, Hall represented all taxpayers in demanding, quite
 appropriately, that all pipelines adhere to the strictest standards of safe
 operations.  Colonial is fortunate to have his experience, knowledge and
 commitment to help us continue to pursue our goal of spill-free operations,"
 Scott said.
     Hall was appointed a member of the NTSB in October 1993.  Former President
 Clinton named him chairman in November 1994.  He resigned from the board in
 January 2001 and is heading the Washington, D.C., offices of Dillon, Hall &
 Lungershausen, a law firm which specializes in transportation safety, crisis
 communication and related analysis of litigation.
     Hall's more than seven years of service at the National Transportation
 Safety Board were dedicated to improving the safety of all modes of
 transportation, including the transportation of products through the nation's
 pipelines.  His tenure included a period of unprecedented activity by the
 board, including major airline accident investigations, a special focus on
 child safety that resulted in dramatic improvements in all modes of
 transportation, and a focus on pipeline safety.
     "I have been extremely impressed by the strides Colonial Pipeline has made
 as well as their goals for the future," said Hall.  "Their recent record is an
 example to the industry of how the latest technology, the right training for
 employees and a deep, unrelenting commitment to safety can serve the public's
 need for energy while protecting their well-being and the environment."
     Colonial's safety record reflects increased spending, program improvements
 and heightened focus on detecting and preventing pipeline problems before they
 occur.  Colonial has worked more than two years without a 50-barrel spill, the
 minimum volume requiring a report to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
     "We're counting on Jim Hall to help us on our journey to excellence,"
 Colonial President and Chief Executive, Dave Lemmon, said.  "We've made
 important progress on safety and environmental fronts, but we have more to do
 to meet the public's and the government's insistence on spill-free
 operations."
     Prior to joining the NTSB, Hall served as counsel to the U.S. Senate
 Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations.  Later he maintained a private
 legal practice in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn.  Hall served for five
 years as director of the Tennessee State Planning Office for Gov. Ned
 McWherter, during which time Hall developed Tennessee's first comprehensive
 anti-drug effort.  In 1993, he returned to Washington as chief of staff for
 U.S. Sen. Harlan Matthews.  Hall earned a law degree from the University of
 Tennessee. While serving in the Army, he received a Bronze Star for
 Meritorious Service in Vietnam. He and his wife have two daughters.
     Colonial Pipeline, based in Atlanta, transports liquid petroleum products
 from Houston and Gulf Coast refineries to New York, serving the South and East
 Coast with 5,500 miles of pipeline.  Colonial safely carries about 20 percent
 of the gasoline, home heating oil, aviation fuel and other liquid petroleum
 products consumed in the United States.  The company recently swept top awards
 from the American Petroleum Institute for occupational safety and
 environmental protection as well as a Distinguished Environmental and Safety
 Performance Award for 2000.
 
 SOURCE  Colonial Pipeline