Presentation on theme: "Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Pipelines & Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) Communications Task Team Status Danny Gibbs Spectra Energy / INGAA It’s."— Presentation transcript:
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Pipelines & Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) Communications Task Team Status Danny Gibbs Spectra Energy / INGAA It’s time to put on the brakes and move ahead
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Communications Task Team Goals 1.Determine best practices for fostering early communication among stakeholders regarding risk-informed planning to protect communities and pipelines. 2.Determine best practices for communicating acceptable uses and activities on pipeline ROW to land owners and other stakeholders (tenants, excavators...). 3.Determine best practices for real estate disclosure of transmission ROW to potential purchasers of property.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Communications Task Team Goals 4.Determine barriers to effective communication and best practices for engaging stakeholders. 5.Describe benefits of pipeline transportation 6.Describe best practices to effectively communicate risk of pipelines and how risk is managed. 7.Examine possible tie-ins with Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Best Practices 8.A. Formulate PIPA risk communication plan, and B. Design format of final PIPA work product for all Task Teams.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Goals 1 & 3 Fostering Early Communication Among Stakeholders And Disclosure of Transmission ROW to Potential Purchasers
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Key Baseline Recommended Practice Pipeline Operators should produce guidelines for development around their pipelines and distribute the guidelines to Local Governments and Property Developers/Owners. Local Government authorities regulating development should use this information to establish requirements for developing around transmission pipelines.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Key Baseline Recommended Practice As part of all real estate sales contracts, each State should require the disclosure of known transmission pipeline easements on the property.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Goal 2 Communicating Acceptable Uses and Activities on ROW to Stakeholders
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Key Baseline Recommended Practice Pipeline operators should implement an effective communications plan that includes the PIPA seven-step model when communicating acceptable transmission pipeline right-of-way uses and activities to Property Developers/Owners and other stakeholders.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Seven-Step Model 1.Identify the problem (or need) the communication will address. 2.Determine which stakeholder(s) receives the communication. 3.Identify draft message to be communicated. 4.Develop the final message and delivery system based on a marketing strategy best suited for the desired outcome. 5.Implement communications. 6.Measure effectiveness. 7.Identify and implement changes if necessary.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Goals 4 & 6 Determine Barriers to Effective Communications And Determine Best Practices to Effectively Communicate Risk & Risk Management
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Effective Communication There must be a two-way dialogue. Personal experience affects the way messages are received. Common barriers: –Disinterest –Lack of Priority –Information overload
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Leading Practices for Engaging Stakeholders Pipeline operators should create internal ambassador programs to train personnel about the importance of working with stakeholders and other pipeline operators.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Leading Practices To Communicate Risk Good or bad – honesty is an absolute must. Know your safety history, own it and don’t try to dismiss it. Understand stakeholder viewpoints and concerns. They will vary greatly within a community. Listen to all and respect their opinions.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Goal 5 The Pipeline Benefits And Risks of Transmission Pipelines
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Benefits Transportation Energy– 97% supplied by petroleum. Heating – 22% consumed annually comes from natural gas. Electricity – 19% is generated from over 1,700 power plants that use natural gas, most of which is delivered by pipelines.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Risks Safety –PHSMA data shows there were 17 pipeline-related fatalities between –The majority involved pipeline employees, pipeline contractors, and third-party excavators. Only 3 involved the general public. –Even one fatality is not acceptable.
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Goal 8 Formulate PIPA Communication Plan And Design Format of PIPA Product
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Format Key Stakeholders: Local Government, Property Developer/Owner, Pipeline Operator, Real Estate Commissions Practices –Baseline Recommended –New Pipeline Recommended –New Development Recommended
Federal Agency Update – January 2009 Plan and Path Forward Work is ongoing on PIPA final report. Comments on recommended practices of Communications Task Team considered this morning and again later this month. Comments on consolidated practices for all task teams to be discussed tomorrow. Communication plan is a work in progress. Developing and printing report is only the first step. View as long-term project.