Hazard Mitigation Planning

Practices for Land Use Planning and Development Near Pipelines

Is a primer for incorporating pipeline hazards into hazard mitigation plans. The document’s goal is to provide emergency managers, planners and others involved with developing hazard mitigation plans with a knowledge and understanding of how pipelines operate, common products that may be transported through transmission and distribution pipeline systems, the potential impacts (risks) of pipeline incidents and mitigation strategies they can implement to reduce these risks. There are no new requirements set forth in the primer, but it provides suggestions for sector-specific considerations in mitigation plans. This document was prepared by PIPA, and is sponsored by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and PHMSA, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Risk Analysis Division. PIPA contributors include state, federal and local government officials, as well as industry representatives.

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