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Pipeline Safety Stakeholder Communications

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Local Officials
PIPA Report (published November 17, 2010)

Local government/public officials are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of their communities. They are responsible for communicating public information and raising awareness of public health and safety concerns. They are important partners in communicating pipeline safety information.

Many local governments deliver a variety of services that may interface with pipeline operations and can impact pipeline safety including water, sewer, and storm water systems, road building and maintenance, permitting, planning, zoning, and police & fire protection. They govern how work is performed in the public right-of-ways. A government’s ordinances, policies, and practices can greatly impact pipeline safety in a community.

Learn more about what local officials can do to impact pipeline safety.