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• Include specific provisions to educate the public, appropriate govern- ment organizations, and persons engaged in excavation-related activi- ties about:

– Use of a one-call notification system prior to excavation, and other damage prevention activities;

– Possible hazards associated with unintended releases from a gas pipeline facility;

– Physical indications that such a release may have occurred;

– Steps that should be taken for public safety in the event of a gas pipeline release; and

– Procedures for reporting such an event.

• Include activities to advise affected municipalities, school districts, businesses, and residents of pipeline facility locations.

• Assure that the program and the media/method used must be as com- prehensive as necessary to reach all areas in which the operator trans- ports gas.

• Be conducted in English and in other languages commonly understood by a significant number and concentration of the non-English speaking population in the operator's area.

Finally, this regulation also requires program documentation, and evalua-

tion results must be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies.

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of Amer- ica (INGAA) is a trade organization that repre- sents almost all gas companies in the United States regarding issues critical to the natural gas

operations. Its members transport over 95 percent of the nation's natural gas through a network of 200,000 miles of pipelines.

The INGAA interfaces with two major government organizations—the

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the DOT PHMSA Office of Pipeline Safety. INGAA has developed an excellent website discussing all aspects of the natural gas industry, spanning all the steps from removing it from the ground to its final destination of cooking your hamburger on the stove.

Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL)

AOPL is a nonprofit organization whose member- ship is comprised of owners and operators of liquid pipelines. AOPL members carry nearly 85% of the


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