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Pipeline Safety Emergency Advisory Bulletins

Aug 31, 2017

Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Flooding, River Scour, and River Channel Migration: (January 19, 2016) Reminds all owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines of the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding and actions that operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in the event of flooding, river scour, and river channel migration.

Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by the Passage of Hurricanes: (June 23, 2015) Reminds pipeline owners and operators that pipeline safety problems can occur from the passage of hurricanes and urges them to take specific actions to ensure pipeline safety.

Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by the Passage of Hurricanes: (April 9, 2015) The updated advisory communicates the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding. The advisory includes actions that operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in the event of flooding, river scour, and river channel migration.

Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Flooding: (July 12, 2013) Reminds owners and operators of pipeline facilities of the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding. The advisory includes actions that operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in case of flooding.

Communication During Emergency Situations: (October 11, 2012) Reminds owners and 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.

Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by the Passage of Hurricanes: (September 1, 2011) Reminds owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines of the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by the passage of hurricanes.

Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Flooding: (July 27, 2011) Reminds owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to communicate the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding. Includes actions operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in case of flooding.

 
 
Updated: Monday, October 30, 2017