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This workshop was held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Gaithersburg Maryland campus June 9-10, 2005 with support from the Office of Pipeline Safety of the U.S. Department of Transportation. To organize this meeting, a steering committee was assembled that was composed of 20 representatives from the pipeline industry, industry consortia, pipeline standards developing organizations, government agencies, and regulatory agencies from the US and Canada. This committee planned the agenda, identified speakers, determined the number and nature of the working groups, and helped promote attendance. The workshop had 56 registered attendees representing pipeline operators, coatings manufacturers, pipeline fabricators, pipeline industry consortia, standards developing organizations, universities, government agencies, and regulatory agencies. The workshop consisted of 14 presentations on US and Canadian standards, current research, operating experience, and failure mechanisms followed by break out into four working groups to identify, discuss, and prioritize research needs. The working groups reported their findings. The workshop concluded with a summation and tours of laboratories at NIST conducting pipeline relevant research.