In response to NTSB Safety Recommendation P-11-9 issued as a result of the Agency’s San Bruno investigation, PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin reminding operators of their responsibility to notify local first responders (identified as Public Safety Access Point or PSAP) when there are indications of a pipeline facility emergency. Consistent with the requirements under 49 C.F.R. Parts 192.605, 192.615, 193.2509, and 195.402, operators must contact local first responders immediately upon indication of a pipeline rupture or other emergency that could affect public safety or the environment. Click here for the Advisory Bulletin.