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Public Awareness Effectiveness Program Inspections

In October, 2009, the NTSB issued a Safety Recommendation that PHMSA initiate a program to evaluate pipeline operators’ public education programs, including pipeline operators’ self-evaluations of the effectiveness of their public education programs. Since then, PHMSA organized an ad hoc team which developed inspection forms and guidance information regarding these inspections, which are scheduled to begin soon.

These two-day public awareness effectiveness inspections will take a close look at the administration and development of operator public awareness programs; program implementation; and the program evaluation process ( including annual audits and effectiveness evaluations). RCP can help you prepare for these inspections. For more information, contact Jessica Roger.