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1 1 Pipeline Security Presented to: Pipeline Safety Trust New Orleans, Louisiana November 5, 2010

2 2 Establishment of TSA The Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 established TSA with responsibility for:  Enhancing security in all modes of transportation;  Developing policies, strategies, and plans for dealing with threats to transportation security;  Ensuring the adequacy of security measures at transportation facilities;  Enforcing security-related regulations and requirements.

3 3 TSA & DHS The Homeland Security Act of 2002 established the Department of Homeland Security and:  Transferred TSA from DOT to DHS in March 2003;  Reinforced TSA’s transportation sector security responsibility. This role was further strengthened with the release of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 on critical infrastructure protection.

4 4 GOAL Reduce the risk associated with the transportation of natural gas and hazardous liquids by pipeline; increase the resiliency of the pipeline network. GOAL Reduce the risk associated with the transportation of natural gas and hazardous liquids by pipeline; increase the resiliency of the pipeline network. METHODOLOGY Partner with industry and government stakeholders to identify and implement programs and processes to achieve measurable risk reduction through collaboration. METHODOLOGY Partner with industry and government stakeholders to identify and implement programs and processes to achieve measurable risk reduction through collaboration. OBJECTIVES Enhance deterrence and mitigate vulnerabilities Increase level of domain awareness and info sharing Enhance pipeline system resiliency Strategy for Pipeline Security

5 5 Memorandum of Understanding with PHMSA  Annex to the 2004 DHS and DOT MOU on roles and responsibilities  Signed by TSA Assistant Secretary and PHMSA Administrator in August 2006  Purpose is to ensure coordinated, consistent, and effective activities by the agencies through clearly delineated lines of authority and responsibilities.  TSA Pipeline Security Division and PHMSA have maintained a collaborative relationship with virtually daily contact to include 24/7 communication of information regarding pipeline incidents.

6 6 The close collaboration between the agencies on pipeline activities is evidenced by: –Coordinated effort in the:  2007 and 2010 Transportation Systems Sector Specific Plan (TSSSP) and the Pipeline Security Modal annex,  Revised pipeline security guidelines,  Pipeline Security Incident and Recovery Protocol Plan required by the 9/11 Commission Act, –The establishment of the Interagency Threat Coordination Committee (ITCC) and its effective use in actual events. Memorandum of Understanding with PHMSA

7 7 Sensitive Security Information  Sensitive Security Information (SSI) is information that, if publicly released, would be detrimental to transportation security, as defined by Federal regulation 49 C.F.R. part  SSI information may be provided to those individuals with a “need to know”.

8 8 Facility Response Plans and Security Facility Response Plan information that: Reveals system vulnerabilities and aids target selection Reveals choke points or non-redundant systems Facilitates planning to maximize damage and interfere / interdict response activities May be considered Sensitive Security Information and should only be released to those with a need-to-know.

9 9 Pipeline Security Questions?


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