ALABAMA PUBLIC AWARENESS COOPERATIVE TRAINING (APACT)
QUICK INFORMATION GUIDE Alabama One Call, upon the request from the Alabama Natural Gas Association (ANGA) and some of our pipeline members, has agreed to develop a public education program to assist our member gas industry members in meeting the federal requirements of the RP 1162 Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators mandate.
Educational Awareness Programs to meet the required RP 1162 baseline frequency messages for the target audiences or “stakeholder group” of Affected Public, Emergency Officials, Local Public Officials, and Excavators
Documentation and reference material provided to those receiving the training, as specified by the regulation, to ensure their ability to respond to a gas or pipeline emergency in the proper manner
Evaluation of the programs’ effectiveness and revisions of program to meet improvement standards
Periodic audit of program to ensure program effectiveness and modifications made as necessary
Written documentation of program structure and functionality to be included in participating cooperative members’ in-house written plan
How Is Program Developed?
Program development will be on an ongoing basis to ensure program is effective and meeting the needs of the target groups as well as the participating cooperative member
Developed by a Committee of participating cooperative members as well as Alabama One Call staff
Initially State will be divided in “zones” grouping counties together to best utilize the service areas represented by the participating cooperative members and the geographical region
Initially one educational effort will be held PER ZONE focusing on the required stakeholder group. These educational efforts may vary in future years based on the needs of the target groups in that area. All educational efforts will be in line with RP 1162 requirements and based on the recommendation of the development committee. Target groups may be included in one large meeting or in individual meetings as needed