TPAA Celebrates Decade of Service

August 2016, Vol. 243, No. 8

By Bill Brooks, P.E., Engineering and Compliance Manager, Atmos Energy, West Texas Division

In 2006 several of Texas’ largest pipeline distribution and transmission companies joined together to form The Texas Pipeline Awareness Alliance (TPAA). The group commissioned the creation of television, radio and print ads using American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162, “Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators” (incorporated by reference in federal regulations) as their guide.  After 10 years, the TPAA executes the nation’s largest and oldest collaborative pipeline safety and public awareness mass media campaign. The primary goal of TPAA is to meet or exceed the RP 1162 requirements in reaching the affected public….

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