Liaison with Emergency Officials
Sections 192.615 (c) and 195.402(c)(12) require operators to establish and maintain liaison with fire, police and other public officials. These regulations are currently in effect and may not be met by a public awareness program following the guidance of API RP 1162.
The liaison is intended to allow the operators and the Government agencies to understand each others' response capabilities, identify the types of emergencies for which response may be necessary, and plan for mutual assistance. However, if an operator provides pipeline safety information to emergency officials through the distribution of print materials, the operator may not learn about the response capabilities of Government agencies.