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www.floridapipeline.org
113 East College Avenue, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
850-514-5183
History of FEPA
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The non-profit trade association was established in 1989
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FEPA started with 5 member companies and has now grown to 85 member
companies
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There are two categories of members within the association:
– Pipeline Operators
– Affiliate Members: Regulatory, Environmental, Engineering, ROW,
Measurement, Construction, Corrosion, and Natural Gas Storage Firms
FEPA vs. FNGA?
FEPA = Florida Energy Pipeline Association
FNGA = Florida Natural Gas Association
Two very distinctly different and worthwhile organizations. Both of which are
committed to the success of the SSOCOF.
FEPA’s membership and mission revolves around the Safe operation of this
critical energy transportation network under the combined efforts of the
owners of Interstate & Intrastate Transmission Pipelines; whereas,
FNGA’s membership and mission revolves around the advancement and
promotion of the sale of natural gas, natural gas appliances, and the
necessary services in Florida. FNGA promotes safety in the distribution of
natural gas and its use.
FEPA’s Mission
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Provide members with information and education on issues of common
concern such as pipeline safety and integrity, environmental stewardship,
regulatory efficiency and landowner relations;
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Promote the safety, environmental and economic benefits of pipeline
transportation within the state of Florida;
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Build a positive identity for the pipeline industry in Florida, and;
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Provide timely and useful information to members regarding the activities
and actions of local, state and federal legislative and regulatory agencies
and other relevant groups.
FEPA’s Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors include the largest natural gas and
petroleum products transmission pipeline operators serving Florida:
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Florida Gas Transmission Company
Gulfstream Natural Gas System
Southern Natural Gas Company
SeaCoast Gas Transmission
Gulf South Pipeline Company
Florida Power & Light
Central Florida Pipeline
Everglades Pipeline
Key West Pipeline
FEPA’s Facility Footprint
FEPA Committees
There are six Operating Committees within the association:
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Safety & Security
Pipeline Integrity Management
Environmental
Right of Way / Land Acquisition
Organizational Development
Policy
Pipeline Safety & Security
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Redundant system control centers, located in different geographic areas,
with 24/7 monitoring of pipeline and facility conditions.
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Clearly identifiable linear routing using facility markers and routine ROW
maintenance.
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Routine aerial and surfaced based patrol of linear ROW and Landowner
communications.
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Annual meetings and periodic drills with Emergency Responders
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A very stringent Pipeline Integrity Program under the guidance of PHMSA
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Members of Sunshine State One Call of Florida; several of our members
also sit on the SSOCOF Board of Directors
FEPA’s Commitment to
SSOCOF
We know that the Sunshine State One Call is Florida's one-call center
charged with helping prevent damages to underground utilities. The OneCall Center educates excavators on calling 811 and answers that call so
utility companies know about your digging project.
We the owners of this underground network of energy transmission
pipelines want to know about your digging project and insure that there are
no accidental impacts.
The Florida Energy Pipeline Association and its membership are
“Committed” to: 811 - Call Before You Dig
FEPA’s Commitment to
SSOCOF
Member company creative
ideas, like Florida Power &
Light (this tank with the 811
Logo is located along I-95
in West Palm Beach, FL)
FEPA’s Commitment to
SSOCOF
FEPA is working with SSOCOF and other stakeholders on the common goal of
safe transportation of natural gas and refined petroleum products.
and
FEPA is committed to advancing the mission of the
Sunshine State One Call of Florida!
FEPA is open for comments & suggestions on how we can help!
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
Call 811Before You Dig – It’s Free and the Law
In Every State and Five Canadian Provinces
Every Excavator on the Job Must Have a
Separate One Call Reference Number.
Be Sure to Record Your Locate Reference
Number and Have It at the Dig Site
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
White Line Your Proposed Dig Site
Identifying Your Proposed Dig Site Will Help the
Facility Owner/Operator to Determine Whether the Work
will Impact Their Facilities
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
The Facility Owner/Operator Must Respond to Your
Locate Request Within 2 Business Days and Determine
the Impact on Their Pipeline Facilities.
The Facility Owner/Operator Should Either Inform
You That The Proposed Work Will Not Impact Their
Facilities, Request More Information, or Request A
Pre-Excavation Meeting With You
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
The Facility Owner/Operator Is Required
to Provide This Positive Response.
Call 811 Again Using Your Locate Reference Number If
You Feel That A Facility Owner/Operator Should Have
Provided Positive Response.
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
The Excavator Should Preserve Any Locate Markings On
The Project. Call 811 With The Locate Reference
Number If the Pipeline Facility Needs to be Re-Marked.
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
The Excavator Must Exercise Reasonable Care When
Excavating Within The Tolerance Zone (Normally the
Width of the Pipeline Plus 24 Inches).
Transmission Pipeline Companies Normally Require
Company Employees to be On Site During Any
Excavation Activity Near Their Facilities.
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
Call 811 or the Facility Owner/Operator
Again If You Damage Any Facilities.
Ignoring Damage Can Accelerate Potential Failure.
Federal Law Requires that Hazardous Leaks Must Be
Immediately Reported to 911 and the Facility
Owner/Operator.
Best Practices While Excavating
Around Transmission Pipelines
Refer to the Common Ground Alliance (CGA)
Best Practices For More Information
www.commongroundalliance.com
Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility
Questions?
Ideas & Comments are Welcome!
FEPA Contact Information
Office Location
113 East College Avenue, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
850-514-5183
www.floridapipeline.org
Executive Director
Rob Wilson
[email protected]
Director of Communications & Event Planning
Lorie Grooms
[email protected]

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