Colorado Pipeline Association
The Colorado Pipeline Association (CoPA) is comprised of pipeline operators in Colorado that are dedicated to promoting pipeline safety by providing information for excavators, state residents, businesses, emergency responders and public officials.
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Approximately 45,000 miles of pipelines crisscross Colorado, safely transporting natural gas, crude and other energy products every day to homes, businesses and to other parts of the country. Pipelines transport products that are part of our every day life and contribute to Colorado’s community tax base.
The Colorado Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Pipeline Safety Group inspects, regulates and enforces intrastate gas pipeline safety requirements. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), within the U. S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspects, regulates and enforces interstate gas pipeline safety requirements and both interstate and intrastate liquid pipeline safety requirements.
Individuals who will be excavating near underground pipelines in Colorado are required by law to contact their local One-Call center by dialing 811 at least three business days prior to beginning their project unless they meet exemption requirements outlined in Colorado’s One-Call law.