Emergency Management

Emergency ManagementThe purpose of the Emergency Management Interest Group is to build community within its peer group and engage this Interest Group in dialogue to facilitate the exchange of information. The Emergency Management Interest Group is focused on managing natural gas emergencies especially those caused by third party or operation errors or anything related to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, and pandemic.




Committee Roster Interest Group Activity Plan


Emergency Management Workshop

  • This workshop is conducted annually and combines training and education for managing both natural disasters and third party damage emergencies. This workshop is beneficial for key personnel involved in emergency planning and response.


Emergency Management Roundtable

  • Develop and facilitate a roundtable to be conducted as part of the Operating Conference (July 17-19, 2017) in Atlanta, GA.


Emergency Management Award Program

  • Topic: Effectiveness of Response to Natural Disasters
  • Live Web Conference - May 1


Mutual Assistance Program

Contact Kent Hobart


Natural Disaster Plan Framework Document

  • Click here to see the Table of Contents of the document
    • $3,000 - members; $3,500 - non-members

Natural Disaster Exercise Modules

  • $1,000 - members; $1, 250 - non-members


Building a Foundation-Dealing with the News Media as a First Responder

Managing Natural Gas Emergencies

  • There has been a lot of discussion following the pipeline incident in San Bruno, CA that the pipeline industry needs to be better prepared in working with emergency responders during their response to any type of incident. The SGA developed this workshop to cover topics such as the Incident Command System, Dealing with the Media, Working with Emergency Responders, and exercises to put what is learned in to action. This is also a workshop that can be brought to your own organization if you have a larger group that needs either refresher training or to train new employees in your organization. For more information to bring this workshop to your company and to see a sample agenda of this workshop, contact Kent Hobart.


Great ShakeOut

  • Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations practice how to be safe during big earthquakes, and provide an opportunity for everyone to improve their overall preparedness. By participating, you can have peace of mind that you, your family, your co-workers and millions of others will be better prepared to survive and recover quickly from the next big earthquake in your region!

Natural Disaster Emergency Management (NDEM) Assessment Survey

Control of Natural Gas in an Emergency - A Resource Booklet

Tennessee's Flood Information on Face Book (April 2010)

Hurricane Season: More Than a Coastal Threat (FEMA - May 2010)

  • Contains a number of good links to web-resources
  • Click here

Emergency Preparedness Communications and PHMSA Advisory Bulletin 10-08

  • The SGA Operating Section hosted a conference call on December 1 to discuss this new Advisory Bulletin. Approximately 100 natural gas operators joined the call.
  • Download the notes from this call

Department of Energy Overview of Hurricane Sandy & Recommendations for Improvements

  • Following the severe and widespread impact of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reviewed the preparation, response, recovery, and restoration activities performed within its organization and by the Energy Sector. Understanding the wide range of challenges encountered by owners and operators of the energy infrastructure, States and localities, utility customers, and the Federal government will establish the basis for continuous improvement in preparedness and response activities.




More Information About Committees and Interest Groups

An Interest Group is a database of gas industry professionals interested in a particular subject matter. SGA members may join as many Interest Groups as they prefer. Each Interest Group is managed by a Committee. Learn more about the Committee that manages this Interest Group by downloading their Activity Plan (above).

Contact Jake Wagner for more information.