June 29, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: Influenza has the ability to mutate and potentially threaten public health. On June 2, 2015, the CDC issued a health advisory stating that it ‘considers these newly-identified HPAI H5 viruses as having the potential to cause sever disease in humans’ and made recommendations to clinicians, state health departments, and the public. ...

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June 25, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The May 19, 2015, failure of Plains Pipeline, LP’s Line 901 pipeline and subsequent crude oil spill along the Gaviota Coast of California raises questions about PHMSA’s oversight of pipeline safety. The incident also raises questions about the delayed implementation of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (P.L.

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June 25, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: In the wake of the May 19, 2015, failure of Plains Pipeline, LP’s Line 901 pipeline and subsequent crude oil spill along the Gaviota Coast of California, we write for information about your company’s maintenance and integrity operations relating to this pipeline.  

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June 15, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: GAO has previously identified key practices for using predictive analysis systems, including leveraging the results of predictive analysis to address service- or system-specific weaknesses that can lead to payment errors, such as gaps in prepayment edits.

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June 12, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We remain deeply concerned by the issue of inactivation protocols and procedures for studying dangerous pathogens in our federal research laboratories, an issue that this committee has been overseeing since similar incidents occurred at the CDC more than a year ago. We understand that Dugway was inspected a number of times in the past decade by the CDC’s Division of Select Agent

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June 9, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We are writing with several questions concerning digital certificates, which are used to ensure the confidentiality and security of sensitive information transmitted through Internet transactions.

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