Define Program Objectives
Section 2 of API RP 1162 states that the goal of public awareness programs is to enhance public environmental and safety property protection through increased public awareness and knowledge. The objectives of the programs listed in Section 2.1 of API RP 1162 are:
Public Awareness of Pipelines - Stakeholder awareness of pipelines in their communities and the role of these pipelines in transporting energy should contribute to reducing the likelihood and potential impact of pipeline emergencies.
Prevention and Response - Stakeholders should understand the steps they can take to reduce the occurrence of pipeline emergencies, especially third-party excavation damage. The appropriate steps to take in response to a pipeline emergency are also communicated to stakeholders.