Local emergency officials are responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting emergency preparedness and response activities. Their role is critical in ensuring communities are prepared to take action consistent with pipeline operator’s and other emergency responders’ programs.
Pipeline operators are required to share relevant information from their emergency plans with emergency officials. Pipeline operators are also required to establish and maintain communication with local emergency officials and coordinate planned and actual responses during an emergency.
The development of the Pipeline Emergency Responders Initiative (PERI), a public-private partnership, allows emergency response organizations and pipeline operators to improve emergency response.