TSA Critical Pipeline Update

Excerpts from Surface Division Director Sonya Proctor:
“TSA has completed corporate security reviews on all of the nation’s top 100 pipeline systems, which collectively transport 84 percent of the nation’s energy. Through the program, TSA evaluates operator implementation of the pipeline security guidelines.”

“To ensure we remain vigilant, TSA works closely with the pipeline industry, which consists of approximately 3,000 private companies who own and operate the Nation’s pipelines. Because they are usually unstaffed, securing pipeline facilities requires a collaborative approach across government and industry. TSA has established effective working relationships to ensure strong communication and sharing of intelligence, training resources, best practices, and security guidelines. Pipeline system owners and operators maintain direct responsibility for securing pipeline systems. TSA’s role is to support owners and operators by identifying threats, developing security programs to address those threats, and encouraging and assisting the implementation of those security programs.”