API RP 1162-2010 pdf download.Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators.
2.1 P UBLIC A WARENESS P ROGRAMS FOR P IPELINE O PERATORS Public Education (49 CFR Parts 192.616 and 195.440) These regulations require pipeline operators to establish continuing education programs to enable the public, appropriate government organizations, and persons engaged in excavation-related activities to recognize a pipeline emergency and to report it to the operator and/or the fire, police, or other appropriate public officials. The program must be conducted in both English and in other languages commonly understood by a significant number and concentration of the non-English speaking population in the operator’s area. 2.2 Emergency Responder Liaison Activities (49 CFR Parts 192.615 and 195.402) These regulations require that operators establish and maintain liaison with fire, police, and other appropriate public officials and coordinate with them on emergency exercises or drills and actual responses during an emergency. 2.3 Damage Prevention (49 CFR Parts 192.614 and 195.442) These regulations require pipeline operators to carry out written programs to prevent damage to pipelines by excavation activities. 2.4 Other Regulations Operators should determine if state, local, or other regulations exist with which they must comply. 3 3.1 Terms, Definitions, Acronyms, and Abbreviations Terms and Definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1.1 8-1-1 (call 811 or 811) National Call Before You Dig telephone number federally mandated to eliminate the need of having to remember a state “One Call Center” toll-free telephone number. 3.1.2 baseline public awareness program Relevant components of an operator’s public awareness program for delivery frequency, message content, and delivery methods as summarized in Annex A of this document.
3.1.3 Dig Safely Nationally recognized damage prevention education and public awareness program to enhance safety, environmental protection, and service reliability by reducing underground facility damage. 3.1.4 encroachment Unauthorized advancement onto or within the operator’s ROW. 3.1.5 enhanced public awareness program Components of a public awareness program that exceed baseline program provisions. NOTE Enhancements are also known as supplemental requirements under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations (49 CFR Part 1 92.61 6 and 49 CFR Part 195.440). 3.1.6 focus group Participants representing one or more target audiences who are gathered to provide feedback on a topic.
3.1.7 gathering line Pipelines that transport liquid petroleum and gas products from production areas to central collection points. 3 NOTE Depending on jurisdiction, this may include processing facilities. 3.1.8 high consequence area HCA Location defined in pipeline safety regulations as an area where pipeline releases could have greater consequences to health and safety or the environment. 3.1.9 highly volatile liquid HVL Hazardous liquid that will form a vapor cloud when released to the atmosphere and has a vapor pressure exceeding 40 psia (276 kPa) at 1 00 °F (37.8 °C). 3.1.10 integrity management program IMP A systematic and comprehensive process designed to provide information to effectively allocate resources for the appropriate prevention, detection, and mitigation activities as referenced in the rules under 49 CFR Part 1 92 or 49 CFR Part 1 95. 3.1.12 local distribution system Pipeline systems that receive gas at local distribution system stations and distribute it to the local end user, consisting of mains which are usually located along or under city streets and smaller service lines that connect to the mains to further distribute natural gas service to homes and businesses. 3.1.13 may Denotes the option to conform to a requirement. 3.1.14 One Call Center Centralized notification system that establishes a communication link between those who dig underground and those who operate underground facilities. NOTE The role of the One Call Center is to receive notifications of proposed excavations, identify possible conflicts with nearby facilities, process the information, and notify affected facility owners/operators.