A Constantly Moving Process
There are several provisions in the legislation that have a direct impact on local communities, all of which focus on emergency response. Congress has directed PHMSA to determine the ability of pipeline operators to respond to hazards associated with a release of petroleum liquids or natural gas. PHMSA has also been instructed to promote greater awareness of the National Pipeline Mapping System to emergency responders and to have authorized PHMSA personnel perform pipeline safety and response training for state and local government personnel.
Additional Free Resources for Emergency Responders:
Responding to Utility Emergencies on-line training
|National Association of State Fire Marshals Pipeline Emergencies Book, 2nd Edition
National Emergency Number Association Pipeline Emergencies Operations Standard 56-007
|On-line database of emergency response capabilities
|Access available pipeline information from the web or mobile device at