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Resources for Local Leaders, Public Works, Permitting &
Planning Officials

Permitting, planning and excavation decisions impact individuals living and working near SourceGas pipelines. Use the resources below to learn more about our pipelines in your community and how you can protect your community through safe digging practices and informed permitting and planning practices and decisions.

Resources for Permitting & Planning
Permitting and planning decisions impact individuals living and working near SourceGas pipelines. Use the resources below to integrate information about pipeline location, consultation zones and other best practices into our permitting and planning practices and decisions.

Pipelines Nearby
www.sourcegas.pipelinesnearby.org
SourceGas participates in the Pipelines Nearby, a web-based application that provide access to information about our natural gas gathering, transmission and distribution pipelines for public officials, emergency responders and the general public.

Enter a specific address or use the online map to select a location to learn more about the proximity to SourceGas pipelines and information about those lines including whether or not it is odorized.

National Pipeline Mapping System Tutorial
Click here to play (8:00)
Learn how to use the National Pipeline Mapping System to identify the general location of transmission pipelines in your community and to request GIS mapping files.  Produced by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Material Administration.

Land Development in Close Proximity to Transmission Pipelines
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Brochure for local governments regarding recommended practices for planning, permitting and development near underground transmission pipelines.  Developed by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA).

Pipelines and Informed Planning
Alliance Evaluation Worksheet for Local Governments
Click here to view (87 KB DOCX)
Worksheet for local government planning and permitting officials.  Designed for use when permitting development near existing transmission pipelines.  Developed by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA).

Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance Summary Report for County Officials
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Summary of recommendations and best practices from the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance’s November 2010 report for permitting, planning and development near transmission pipelines.  Prepared by the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Land Use and Development Checklist
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Checklist for planning, design, communication, permitting and site plan review for projects near existing transmission pipelines.  Developed by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) for use by permitting and planning officials.


Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance Report & Recommendations
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Final report and recommendations developed by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA).  Includes recommended practices to help in making decisions about what, where and how to build safely near transmission pipelines.

Pipeline Risk and its Application to Local Development Decisions
Click here to view (1.4 MB PDF)
Report developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to assist local governments and developers in better understanding pipeline risks and to provide a context for the use of recommended practices for development permitting near existing hazardous liquids and gas transmission pipelines.
 
 

Resource for Safe Digging
& One Call Requirements

Five Steps to Safe Digging
(English version)
Click here to play
(10:07)
Provides an overview of the 811 process and best practices for safe excavation near pipelines and other underground utilities. Developed by the Common Ground Alliance.
Five Steps to Safe Digging
(Spanish version)
Click here to play
(14:03)
Spanish-language video that provides an overview of the 811 process and best practices for safe excavation near
pipelines and underground utilities. Developed by the Common Ground Alliance.

811 Call Process Video
Click here to play (1:59)
This video reviews the information requested when you call 811 to initiate a One Call ticket.  Developed by the Common Ground Alliance.

Excavation Safety Guide
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Booklet with poster, overview of legal requirements and tips for pre-marking and backfilling created by the
Pipeline Association for Public Awareness.

Additional websites with
more information

www.sourcegas.pipelinesnearby.org
Learn more about our pipelines in your community using Pipelines Nearby, a web application that locates our transmission and larger distribution lines, including un-odorized lines, in relation to the address you specify.

www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/
View a map of transmission pipelines in your community.  Click “PIMMA” to request password-protected access to download GIS map files.  Managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

www.PIPA-Info.com
Resources for permitting and planning officials developed by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA).

www.pstrust.org
Reference resources for local government officials provided by the Pipeline Safety Trust.