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PERIs in PHMSA's Southern Region

PERIs in PHMSA's Southern Region
State Status Chair(s)
Alabama
Alabama Pipeline Emergency Response Initiative
ALPERI has developed an 8-hour training course based on the GPERI training, which has been delivered several times at regional office locations across the state
  • Reid Vaughn, AL Fire College
Florida Currently, four training courses have been developed and funded by several municipal and interstate transmission pipeline operators. The courses were offered at Florida's 2019 HAZMAT Symposium
  • Dale Calhoun, FL Natural Gas Association
Georgia
Georgia Pipeline Emergency Response Initiative
The first PERI, GPERI has to date reached approximately 4,000 emergency responders with one of its training 4-, 8-, or 16-hr training courses.
  • Marcus Warren, Emergency Management Bartow County
  • Kyle Hamby, Lawrenceville, GA
North Carolina
North Carolina Pipeline Emergency Response Initiative
The NCPERI steering committee has developed a four-hour awareness/operations-level training program. The committee plans to meet with fire service decision-makers in North Carolina soon to present the program and seek its approval.
  • Mark Burkhalter, Dixie Pipeline
South Carolina
South Carolina Pipeline Emergency Response Initiative
The SCPERI steering committee developed an awareness-level curriculum that the South Carolina Fire Academy has delivered several times across the state. Feedback from the session has been positive. In each delivery, representatives from area liquid and natural gas pipeline operators are present along with regulatory personnel to provide subject matter expert input and to field questions.
  • Glen Boatwright, York County Natural Gas Authority
Mississippi An information meeting was held in March 2021, and a steering committee began meeting in May 2021.
  • TBD
Tennessee In March 2020, PHMSA convened a small-group meeting of key stakeholders to gain consensus on the need for a PERI in TN. An information meeting was held on November 17, 2020. A first steering committee meeting was held January 2021, and the steering committee now meets monthly.
  • Ken Tuggle, Battalion Chief, Rural Metro Fire Department
  • Anathea Freiberg, PAP/ERP Coordinator, Southern Company Pipelines
Kentucky An information meeting was held in May 2021, and a steering committee plans to begin meeting in summer 2021.
  • TBD

Interested in starting a PERI in your state and your state is not listed? Contact your state's Community Liaison to inquire about a PERI.

Last updated: Thursday, June 24, 2021