Pipeline Safety Update

Have you seen PHMSA’s new website? The U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled a new website for Pipeline Safety Awareness. This new website contains information about pipeline regulations, pipeline safety issues, and the role of stakeholders in pipeline safety.

The new site was developed because of recent pipeline disasters, which caused Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to instruct DOT to examine the nation’s pipeline infrastructure and report the findings to the public.

Visitors will find links to the National Pipeline Mapping System, information about One-Call and 811 programs to utilize before beginning any excavation, and recent reports regarding Cast Iron Pipe and Hydrostatic Testing.

Besides posting regulatory updates on the new website, PHMSA will be providing them on Twitter using #PipelineUpdate.