FIRST EDITION, DECEMBER 2015
API has recently published RP 1174, Recommended Practice for Onshore Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Emergency Preparedness and Response. This RP was developed as part of the pipeline industry’s initiatives to proactively address emergency response in an ongoing and systematic manner. The document provides operators with an enhanced framework to enable continual improvement of pipeline emergency planning and response processes. The development of this document was a joint effort involving pipeline industry emergency response subject matter experts, EPA, PHMSA, and several emergency response organizations. The RP will provide another tool to support the pipeline industry’s commitment to safe, timely and effective response to a pipeline emergency.