Commitment to Safety
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. is fully committed to the safe, environmentally sound and efficient operation of our pipeline systems. This commitment is enhanced by increasing public awareness and understanding of pipeline locations and operations.
By following the links below, you can learn about pipeline safety and our commitment to our neighbors, the environment and to worker safety.
- Public Awareness Program – Learn more about our public awareness program.
- Pipeline Integrity – Learn more about how we assess and monitor the integrity of our pipeline systems.
- Pipeline Safety – Learn about how we protect our pipelines, and what you need to know about living near or working around underground pipelines.
- Right-of-Way – Learn about our right-of-way, what it means for land development and improvements and the kind of maintenance we perform.
Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System, we provide Incident Command System training to critical employees, and have established written emergency procedures for a variety of emergency situations. Through the use of a unified incident command system, company personnel, contractors and representatives from government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, can work successfully together in response to all types of events.
Call Before You Dig
State law requires you to call 811 at least 72 hours before you plan to dig. Your local State One-Call Center will let you know if there are any buried utilities in the area and the utility companies will be notified to identify and clearly mark the location of their lines at no cost to you. Don’t ever assume you know where the underground utilities are located.
One of the greatest single challenges to safe pipeline operations is the accidental damage caused by excavation, construction, farming activities, or even homeowner household maintenance.
Four important steps can help prevent undesired consequences:
- Call before you dig
- Wait the required amount of time
- Respect pipeline markers
- Dig with care