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

PHMSA issued an advisory that clarifies the need to perform post accident drug and alcohol testing, within the mandated timelines of the regulations, of each covered employee whose performance either contributed to an accident/ incident or cannot be completely discounted as a contributing factor to an accident/ incident. The advisory was issued in response to