What is RP1162?

Pipeline Awareness Compliance

Federal pipeline safety regulations require pipeline operators to develop and implement public awareness programs that follow the guidance provided by the American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162.

API RP 1162 is an industry consensus standard that provides guidance to pipeline operators for pipeline awareness compliance with safety standards. It addresses various elements of such programs, including intended audiences (SAGs), information to be communicated, frequencies and methodologies for communicating pipeline awareness information, and evaluation of program effectiveness.

The American Petroleum Institute provides a nonprintable electronic copy of the incorporated AP RP 1162 for pipeline awareness compliance.

Pipeline awareness programs provided by The Service Center conform to this consensus standard for pipeline awareness compliance.

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