The Pipeline and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) is a department of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) which promotes risk-informed planning for land-use and development near transmission pipelines. Recommended practices have been developed to help in making decisions about what, where and how to build safely around pipelines.

These recommended practices can be found at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Additionally, The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) allows local government agencies, property developers/owners and other stakeholders to view maps showing the location of transmission pipelines, LNG plants, and breakout tanks, and to obtain pipeline operator contact information.

The decisions you make can impact the safety of the community surrounding the pipeline. Help us keep your community safe by ensuring proper planning of any excavation activities always calling 811 at least 48 hours prior to digging.