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PHMSA Advisory on Communication During Emergency Situations

Posted in on Wed, Oct 24, 2012

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an Advisory Bulletin to remind operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and liquefied natural gas pipeline facilities that operators should immediately and directly notify the Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) that serves the communities and jurisdictions in which those pipelines are located when there are indications of a pipeline facility emergency. Furthermore, operators should have the ability to immediately contact PSAP(s) along their pipeline routes if there is an indication of a pipeline facility emergency to determine if the PSAP has information which may help the operator confirm an emergency or to provide assistance and information to public safety personnel who may be responding to the event.  For more info, contact John Gale at john.gale@dot.gov.  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-11/html/2012-24975.htm

 

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