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To further our mission of promoting pipeline safety through education and advocacy, by increasing access to information, and by building partnerships with residents, safety advocates, government, and industry, that result in safer communities and a healthier environment, we thought it would be helpful to organize pipeline safety information that is geared towards our site users’ of this website needs, in order for them to navigate though the world of pipelines more easily.

To find information to suit your needs please select from one of the following categories.


Here Are Some of the Best Places to Get More Information

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Stakeholder Communication website is one of the best places to start. It includes important information on a whole range of subjects.

For maps of natural gas transmission pipelines and hazardous liquid pipelines down to the neighborhood level go to the public viewer of the National Pipeline Mapping System.

For information about pipeline safety in specific states go to PHMSA’s state pages.

For a variety of filtered pipeline incident data go to PHMSA’s Incidents Report Page

Incident data is available in many forms on the PHMSA Pipeline Incident 20-year Trends page. From this page, you will be able to find information for all, serious, and significant incidents by pipeline type. Use this link for the “PHMSA Pipeline Incident 20-year Trends page: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/data-and-statistics/pipeline/pipeline-incident-20-year-trends

Wikipedia has a great list of pipeline incidents (thanks in large part to group member Michael Holmstrom).

Here are the federal regulations on pipeline safety set by PHMSA.

Here is a downloadable copy of the Pipeline Safety Statutes in the U.S. Code that Congress sets.

For information about incidents, enforcement cases, and inspections of specific pipeline companies go to PHMSA’s Operator Information Page.

For contact information for PHMSA’s regional Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) managers that should be able to help answer questions and get information go to the CATS Homepage.

For information that local governments can use to ensure safer pipelines by using their zoning, permitting, and planning authorities go to Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance Homepage, or the Municipal Research & Services Center Planning Near Pipelines website.

Other Federal Links

Major Pipeline Industry Associations

State Regulator Links

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Studies on Pipelines Effects on Land Values

Citizen Groups Concerned with Pipeline Safety and Siting Issues

Other Resources

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Links

More information on the Olympic Pipeline Tragedy in Bellingham

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