This recommended practice details the appropriate methods for responding to fire, explosion, and human health hazards resulting from the release of a flammable, combustible, or otherwise hazardous liquid, gas, or vapor that may migrate to a subsurface structure.
PHMSA and FEMA released Hazard Mitigation Planning: Practices for Land Use Planning and Development near Pipelines. This guidance document outlines best practices for communities to reduce risks from pipeline incidents, including those caused by natural hazards. It was prepared by PHMSA’s Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) Communications Team and is sponsored by PHMSA in coordination with FEMA as a primer for incorporating pipeline hazards into hazard mitigation plans.
The Transportation Research Board’s Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) recently released Report 14: Guide for Communicating Emergency Response Information for Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines. This report provides guidance on responding to a pipeline emergency.
ERDSS provides first responders with decision support for hazardous environments contaminated with chemical agents. This software tool, which operates on Windows, Android, and iOS, is provided free-of-charge to the military, law enforcement, and fire departments.
API developed this free guide is intended to improve response effectiveness by providing the latest data on dispersion modeling practices, plume predictions, response actions, isolation strategies and hazards. It also outlines information operators should provide to first responders during notification of a CO2 pipeline incident.