Programs

MLGPA Board Members

Teresa McGrath
MLGPA Chairperson
NorthWestern Energy

Don Johnson
MLGPA Vice Chairperson

Kris Olmsted
MLGPA Secretary
Kinder Morgan Pipelines (USA)

Michelle Slyder
MLGPA Treasurer
Cenex Pipeline LLC
(406) 628-5293

Montana Resources

Montana One-Call Law
Read the details of Montana's One-Call law and how to comply.

Montana Public Utility Commission
Learn more about Montana's state pipeline regulatory agency.

Montana Pipeline Safety Statistics
Review Montana pipeline incident data.

Montana One-Call Centers
Find contact information for One-Call centers in Montana.

Information on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Learn how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

National Pipeline Mapping System
View maps of transmission pipelines in your community.

About MLGPA

The Montana Liquids and Gas Pipeline Association (MLGPA) is comprised of pipeline operators throughout Montana that are dedicated to promoting pipeline safety by providing information for excavators, state residents, businesses, school officials, emergency responders and public officials.

MLGPA Members

Download the MLGPA directory for a list of members and emergency contact numbers by county.  The directory also includes additional information about individual members and their pipeline operations in Montana.

MLGPA MEMBER COMPANY INFORMATION

Click here to access company specific information for each MLGPA member company

MLGPA Programs

MLGPA implements pipeline safety and emergency readiness programs for emergency responders, excavators, public officials, One-Call centers, residents and businesses and school officials in Montana.

Listed below is a brief description of each program.  Contact us for more information regarding MLGPA programs.  Members can access program documentation by visiting the “Information for MLGPA Members” page.

Emergency Responder Program

The Emergency Responder program is directed toward local, state or regional officials, agencies and organizations with emergency response or public safety jurisdiction over geographic areas with pipelines.  Program elements include:

  • A series of annual pipeline information meetings at various locations across the state
  • Emergency Contact Directory available in print and electronic formats
  • The development and publication of Interoperable Response Procedures
  • Linkage to the Identified Site Registry, a web-based mapping application
  • An annual communication from the Association containing baseline messages (direct mail to all and e-mail/fax where available).
  • An interactive training Web site with various pipeline emergency scenarios
  • Annual capability assessment and access to view capabilities by state and county

Excavator Program

The Excavator program is directed toward commercial excavators in Montana.  Key messages include the “Dig Safely” message and information about the use of One-Call Centers.  Program elements include an annual mailing of the Excavation Safety Guide from the Association.

811 Awareness- Radio and Television Campaign

The 811 Awareness campaign includes a series of radio and television ads throughout the year that promote use of the One-Call system.  Ads primarily target residents.

Identified Site Registry

The Identified Site Registry program is designed to collect information about Identified Sites from emergency response officials.  The program is directed toward emergency responders to request assistance locating high consequence areas near pipelines.   Program elements include:

  • A mailing to emergency response agencies requesting assistance locating potential HCAs in their community
  • An online mapping application that collects potential HCAs submitted by emergency responders

One-Call Outreach Program

The One-Call Outreach program supports existing educational programs offered by One-Call centers by supplementing available excavation reference materials.  Program elements include free copies of the Pipeline Edition of the Excavation Safety Guide for One-Call Centers to distribute in their local area.

Public Official Program

The Public Official program is directed toward local, city, county or state officials and other government employees with responsibility for land use and permitting, road maintenance or municipal-owned utility maintenance in areas where pipelines are located.   Program elements include an annual newsletter from the Association.

School Program

The School program is intended to provide safety information to schools that would be directly impacted by a pipeline incident.  Program elements include:

  • An annual mailing of pipeline safety information (including a letter, pipeline safety brochure, and a poster containing a map and other reference information)
  • An on-site visit once every four years to each school
  • An interactive Web site with specific school information