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Presentation to Pipeline Safety Trust Conference November 18 & 19, 2015 Contra Costa Pipeline Safety Workshops
Main Purpose �To raise awareness of: Our pipelines and facilities in Alamo and Contra Costa County Pipeline operations, maintenance, and emergency response �To address specific concerns raised by the Alamo Improvement Association
Public Awareness 49 CFR 195. 440 �(a) Each pipeline operator must develop and implement a written continuing public education program that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum Institute's (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162 (incorporated by reference, see § 195. 3).
Public Awareness Key Elements � The operator's program must specifically include provisions to educate the public, appropriate government organizations, and persons engaged in excavation related activities on: Use of a one-call notification system prior to excavation and other damage prevention activities; Possible hazards associated with unintended releases from a hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide pipeline facility;
Public Awareness Key Elements Continued �Physical indications that such a release may have occurred; �Steps that should be taken for public safety in the event of a hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide pipeline release; and �The program must include activities to advise affected municipalities, school districts, businesses, and residents of pipeline facility locations.
Public Awareness Activities �Pipeline brochures mailed once a year to addresses within 600 feet of the pipeline �Presentations to emergency responders, excavators, municipalities, developers and community organizations � 100 % response to odor and stain complaints with follow up call to initiator �Public awareness contacts documented and maintained for inspection
Alamo Presentation �Prepared specific, in-depth questions for Kinder Morgan and the California State Fire Marshall �Questions pertained to all significant aspects of pipeline operations, maintenance, inspections, and safety �Requested Local (field) involvement
Topics Addressed �High Consequence Areas (HCA) Boundaries Determination �Sign Placement Orientation �Coordination with Other Utilities Proximity Coordination measures
Topics Addressed �Integrity management How to maintain safe pipeline Latest technology �Earthquakes and ground movement �Inspections Role of agency and operator Results Anomalies and anomaly repair
Topics Addressed �Right of Way Inspection and Maintenance �Exposed pipeline areas �Crossing requirements �Valve operation Inspection and testing Locations
Topics Addressed �Valve spacing Grade differential Type and amount Placement �Spill response Planning �Worst case discharge �Ongoing communication
Key Lessons �Well organized event �Audience questions submitted in writing to moderator �Opportunity to speak with operator (KM), state regulator (CSFM), and local (county) officials in the same room �Lengthy Q & A following presentations �Positive feedback received after event
Challenges �Clarification of regulatory relationships Operator Local State Federal �Maintain focus on Damage Prevention, 811 notification, and Excavator Awareness
Opportunities �Develop or improve relationships between operators, regulators, and communities. �Increase education and awareness of pipeline operations and safety. �Demonstrate adherence to pipeline safety regulations and best management practices