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PHMSA Advisory Bulletin ADB–10–08 Emergency Preparedness Communications

The Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued ADB-10-08 on October 28, 2010 to remind gas and liquid pipeline operators that they are required to maintain an informed relationship with emergency responders in their jurisdiction, and in particular, the need to share the operator’s emergency response plans with emergency responders. PHMSA recommends that operators provide such information to responders through the operator’s liaison and public awareness activities, including during joint emergency response drills. PHMSA intends to evaluate the extent to which operators have provided local emergency responders with their emergency plans when PHMSA performs future inspections for compliance with relevant requirements.

For a copy of ADB-10-8 on Emergency Preparedness Communications, contact Jessica Roger.