Community Awareness and Education

Kinder Morgan Utopia Ltd has developed a Liaison and Continuing Education Program to satisfy the regulatory requirements for regular contact with agencies that may be expected to respond to an incident. Liaison activities are conducted annually to meet the following requirements:

  • Consult with regulatory and/or responding agencies about Kinder Morgan Utopia Ltd emergency preparedness programs, including security, during major updates of any emergency response plan, security plan or fire safety plan.
  • Liaise with agencies that could be expected to respond to an incident on an on-going basis methods of Liaison/Continuing Education

The Liaison and Continuing Education program works in conjunction with the Public Awareness Program. The Public Awareness Program continuously provides education to our stakeholders, including pipeline neighbors, landowners and first responders.

In addition to the Public Awareness Program, Kinder Morgan Utopia Ltd conducts a number of activities to ensure a strong relationship with response agencies. This may include any or all of the following communication methods:

  • Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) presentations;
  • Direct communication/consultation either by phone, email or face to face meeting;
  • Joint training opportunities, including Kinder Morgan Utopia Ltd participation in external exercises/events; and
  • The Responder newsletter.

Community Awareness and Emergency Response

A Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) presentation is typically delivered to first responders to raise awareness about the Cochin and Utopia Pipelines. The presentation is offered to all communities along the pipeline right of way at least once every two years.

To request a presentation, or to have members of the emergency management team come to your event, please email and we will do our best to accommodate your request.