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UKOPA and the EPWG has been actively involved in discussions with stakeholders relating to the preparation of pipeline emergency plans by local authorities as required by the Pipeline Safety Regulations 1996, and development of best practice involving all relevant parties in the testing of emergency plans. The following papers have been developed, drafted and published by UKOPA:

Reference Title
UKOPA/11/0034 Guidance on Testing of Pipeline Emergency Response Plans
UKOPA/11/0035 Major Accident Pipeline (MAHP) Emergency Response Plan Template
UKOPA/11/0036 Major Accident Pipeline (MAHP) Emergency Response Plan Testing and Exercising Pro Forma
UKOPA/08/0010 Guidance on PERO Competency
TBC Pipeline Emergency Response Officers (PERO) Course Details & Application pack
UKOPA/05/0103 Documentation of Work Completed During Consultation on the Proposed Amendment to Regulations 25 (Testing of Emergency Plans) and 26 (Charging for Testing) – Version 1.0 May 2001
UKOPA/05/0102 ACoP and Guidance to support amendments to Regulations 25 and 26 covering Pipeline Emergency Plan Testing and Charging – Version 1.0 May 2005
UKOPA/05/0101 Pipeline Emergency Plans and Procedures – UKOPA Guidance for Testing – Version 1.0 May 2005
UKOPA/05/0018 Pipelines Safety Regulations – Documentation of Work Completed During Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to Regulations 25 (Testing of Emergency Plans) and 26 (Charging for Testing)
UKOPA/02/0028 UKOPA Definition of Pipeline Emergencies
UKOPA/01/0006 Emergency Planning for High Pressure Pipelines – J. Haswell
UKOPA/00/0057 Pipeline Emergency Response Officer (PERO) – Training Course Syllabus
UKOPA/00/0012 Major Accident Hazard Pipelines Emergency Planning Requirements – The Operators’ View – D. James
UKOPA/99/0069 UKOPA Report on Emergency Testing – Pilot Exercise 1st July 1999