Community Assistance & Technical Services in Your Community

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PHMSA has designated Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) personnel to assist with disseminating information to help communities learn more about pipeline operations, regulatory requirements and to improve pipeline safety and environmental protection. This includes serving as a liaison with stakeholder groups that are responsible for or impacted by pipeline operations. In addition to taking part in both community meetings and damage prevention outreach initiatives, CATS personnel also participate in the permitting process of new facilities when interstate pipelines are proposed.

For more information on the CATS program, visit the PHMSA website at