The next in our series of loss control webinars presents a solution for pipeline control room operators, GIS Contact - Xchange Google Maps Platform and Documentation System for contacting a 911 Emergency Center to assist in responding to a pipeline emergency event that is nearest to the reported location, even if it is in different state of operations.
In October of 2012, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2012-09 to remind operators of natural gas, hazardous liquid, and liquefied natural gas pipeline facilities that operators should immediately and directly notify the Public Safety Access Point (PSAP), the local 911 Emergency Contact Center, that serves the communities and jurisdictions in which those pipelines are located when there are indications of a pipeline facility emergency. Furthermore, operators should have the ability to immediately contact PSAP(s) along their pipeline routes if there is an indication of a pipeline facility emergency to determine if the PSAP has information which may help the operator confirm an emergency or to provide assistance and information to public safety personnel who may be responding to the event. At the time of this advisory bulletin issuance a solution for operators did not exist to identify and notify PSAP that servers their communities and jurisdictions.
Enertech has since developed and implemented the Xchange Google Maps Platform and Documentation System to help operators identify and notify PSAPs. This webinar is intended to explain the product and demonstrate its capabilities. GIS Contact -Xchange Google Maps Platform and Documentation System will be presented by Mark Allen, President of Enertech, which specializes in API RP 1162, CFR 192 and CFR 195 Public Awareness Programs for natural gas distribution, gas transmission, gas gathering and hazardous liquids pipeline companies and state associations. The Xchange Google Maps Platform and Documentation System was built with 12 years of public awareness, GIS and pipeline industry knowledge.
The webinar is FREE and is scheduled for December 4, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern. Please register now, and one week prior to the webinar, you will receive instructions for participating. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Hatice Aci by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or at 201.508.2737 or Lucille Jackowski by e-mail at email@example.com or 201-508-2736.