Quick Start Guide Natural Gas Utilities


• The location of pipeline rights of way and encroachment prevention requirements • Pipeline markers and their purpose

Engage public officials in your efforts to prevent pipeline damage and promote natural gas safety. Ask for their help and support for your efforts to: • Educate excavators and other members of their communities about one call system requirements and how to dig safely near natural gas pipelines • Educate everyone in their communities about natural gas leak recognition and how to respond to natural gas emergencies • Conduct training and drills with local emergency responders to prevent and prepare for natural gas emergencies • Assure that their local emergency operations plans (EOPs) include preparedness planning for catastrophic natural gas leaks, fires, and explosions • Restrict certain activities in natural gas transmission pipeline rights of way • Freely access natural gas meters located inside homes or businesses in emergencies and for maintenance and inspections


Developing a Public Safety Communications Program

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