Government & Emergency Officials
Pipelines are the safest and most reliable way to transport natural gas, crude oil, gasoline, propane, ethanol and other energy and chemical products. However, if an emergency occurs near or involving a pipeline, it is critical that response agencies in your community know how to respond and are prepared to work together with pipeline operator representatives. It is also important that local officials and pipeline operators work together to protect pipelines by promoting and enforcing safe excavation practices and state One-Call laws and by considering the location of existing pipelines during permitting and planning processes by following recommended PIPA guidelines.
Emergency Response and Planning Resources
Enhance your community’s emergency response preparedness by familiarizing first response agencies, including Fire, Police and 911/Dispatch, with the location of pipelines in your community and by knowing how to identify, appropriately respond to and prevent a pipeline emergency. Pipeline emergencies can be dangerous and require an immediate and coordinated response.
If a pipeline emergency occurs in your community, it is critical that you have a practiced plan to respond and that agencies work together with pipeline operator representatives. Click here to learn more and access tools, reference materials, informational videos and training materials for finding pipelines in your community and enhancing emergency response protocol.
Permitting, Planning and excavation Resources
Help keep the pipelines in your community safe by consulting with pipeline operators and identifying the location of pipelines as part of your planning and permitting process. Click here for resources to help you use maps and other resources to verify the location of pipelines in your community, review best practices and tips for safe excavation near pipelines, find the details of your state’s One-Call law, and learn how to recognize and respond to pipeline damage.