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crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by pipelines in the United States. As a trade association, AOPL:

• Acts as an information clearinghouse for the public, media, and pipeline industry regarding liquid pipeline issues;

• Represents common carrier crude and petroleum product pipelines, as well as carbon dioxide pipelines, before Congress, regulatory agencies, and the courts; and

• Provides coordination and leadership on key industry issues, including pipeline rates and services, pipeline safety initiatives, pipeline security, and the industry's Environmental and Safety Initiative.

AOPL is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and its staff, has a wide range

of experience in government, law, regulation, and business. AOPL and its staff are committed to working on behalf of the oil pipeline members for suc- cessful and positive outcomes to challenges faced by the pipeline industry.

Pipeline Association for Public Awareness (PAPA)

The Pipeline Association for Public Awareness is a nonprofit corporation created to enhance public safety. The Association was established by a

group of pipeline companies who operate facilities across the United States. PAPA members include natural gas transmission and distribution companies as well as liquid pipeline gathering, transmission and distribution companies. The Association believes communication and cooperation with local organi- zations are key components to protecting life, enhancing public safety, im- proving emergency preparedness, increasing protection of the environment, and preventing damage to pipeline property and facilities.

Recently, PAPA has developed an aggressive information outreach to

emergency responders across the United States, including the creation of a website module that provides interactive training scenarios for various pipeline emergency situations, a safety manual and DVD. PAPA also con- ducts classes for member companies. This training outreach contains infor- mation that will help responders make decisions about how to best protect their emergency response team, and the surrounding public during a pipeline incident. For more information visit the Association’s web site.


Damage can occur from natural conditions and/or outside forces. “Call before you dig” and 8-1-1 address the leading cause of outside damaging— “third party dig ins” which cause over 65% of the damage to a pipeline. Excavators, contractors, homeowners and others often fail to call before they


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