Public Education: Emergencies (16.6)

Public Education: Emergencies (16.6)

Criticality: Medium
Progress: Not Addressed
Score: 24
DOT Relevance: 192.601 192.629

Description of Key Area

Public education on emergencies falls under Subpart L (Operations) of 49 CFR 192. Per the Code, This subpart prescribes minimum requirements for the operation of pipeline facilities.

Discussion of Criticality

Customers must be educated to recognize where a hydrogen pipeline exists and to recognize emergency conditions.

Discussion of Progress

ASME B31.12 will not address public education. ASME has proposed a cooperative effort between DOE and ASME to plan and implement a public education process.


Policies on public education on emergencies related to hydrogen pipelines must be established and incorporated by reference into the federal code. Notification requirements in 49 CFR 192 will need to be followed.