Pipeline Association for Public Awareness
More than two million miles of pipelines safely transport energy products across the country and to homes and businesses every day.
The Pipeline Association for Public Awareness (PAPA) is a nonprofit corporation established in 2004 to provide educational information concerning pipeline safety and emergency preparedness to residents and businesses located near pipelines, emergency responders and public officials in communities with pipelines and excavators working near pipelines.
PAPA believes that open communication and cooperation with local organizations enhances public safety, improves emergency preparedness, protects the environment and prevents damage to pipeline property and facilities.
Pipeline members include people, organizations and other entities who own or operate pipeline facilities. Sustaining members include people, organizations and other entities who make charitable contributions to support PAPA’s pipeline safety educational programs.
The stated purposes of the corporation are:
- To provide an organization that the general public, governmental entities, and other organizations may contact to obtain educational information concerning pipeline safety and emergency preparedness.
- To provide its Pipeline Members who are persons, organizations, and other entities who own or operate pipeline facilities with an organization through which they can communicate relevant pipeline safety information to protect life, enhance public safety, improve emergency preparedness, increase protection of the environment, and prevent damage to property and facilities.
- To provide its Sustaining Members who are persons, organizations, and other entities who make charitable contributions to the corporation with an organization through which they can support educational programs relating to pipeline safety which are intended for the benefit of the general public or certain communities within the general public.
PAPA administers pipeline safety and emergency readiness programs for Emergency Responders, Excavators, Public Officials, One-Call centers and School Officials across the United States. Learn more about PAPA’s programs.