Communication During Emergency Situations

PHMSA Advisory - Pipeline Safety

PHMSA published an advisory bulletin to remind pipeline operators they should, when there are indications of a pipeline facility emergency, immediately and directly notify the Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) serving the communities and jurisdictions in which those pipelines are located. The bulletin states 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.

Advisory Bulletin - Communication During Emergency Situations