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Course Description

H-101 - Pipeline Emergencies - Awareness

The course is intended to cover through lecture, regulatory, pipeline safety and prevention subject matter. In addition to these areas the class participants will complete exercises using the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and Product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Upon course completion participants will be able to objectively demonstrate competency.

Number of Students:* 12 minimum

Instructor Staff: One (1) Instructor

Who should Attend: Public employees who are likely to witness or discover releases from the many pipelines that cross their jurisdiction. This includes fire, rescue, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), law enforcement, Incident Commanders, and other local/state.federal officials.

*Rural County Host: If you are hosting a class in a rural county (population 150,000 or less) you may not be required to meet the “minimum number of students” for this class. Rural County Residents may be eligible for travel, lodging and/or per diem reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding.

All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit.

Course Objectives:
  • Describe the basic types and categories of pipeline systems, including crude oil, liquid and natural gas pipelines.
  • List and describe the primary federal agencies that regulate pipeline operations in the Unites States.
  • List and describe the primary state agencies that regulate pipeline operations in the United States.
  • List and describe the primary federal and state agencies that investigate significant pipeline accidents in the United States.
  • List and describe the primary industry and trade association that develop pipeline standards in the United States.
  • List the primary causes of pipeline incidents.
  • Describe at least three industry and governmental programs to prevent pipeline incidents.
  • Use the ERG to locate emergency response information
  • Read, interpret, and gather crucial data from MSDSs needed for a pipeline response.

How this course is offered:

This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as an onsite delivery at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. These classes are an open enrollment with the approval of the class host and TDEM. If you are a County Judge; Emergency Management Coordinator; Fire or Police Chief; Public Works Trainer, Training Coordinator or Officer then register as a Training Coordinator. After you have registered as a Training Coordinator then click the link below "Training Coordinators can request this course by completing the Host Planning Sheet."

Prerequisites & Other Information:

Students must be Public Sector Employees/Volunteers
: Students must be employed or used by a political subdivision (county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority), school district, special districts, interstate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Private sector, federal, non-profit, not-for-profit employees may not be eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector agencies. Texas residents only.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Public Works
Law Enforcement
Government Administration
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Emergency Management

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