Resources for Permitting & Planning Officials

Local and state governments are the most common regulators of land use and property development near pipelines. Use the resources below to review and implement best practices for permitting and planning decisions near transmission pipelines in your community.

Pipeline Finder App

Download the free Pipeline Finder App to view the location of the pipelines operated by Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) in your area. The app also includes emergency response guidelines and MPL's emergency number. After launching the app, red lines on the map represent the MPL pipelines in your area. Click on any of these to get additional details, including the pipeline’s name, products transported, diameter and operating pressure.

 Available on App Store    Available on Google Play
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Property Development Guide

Property Development Specifications

Provides guidance regarding project planning and safe excavation near underground pipelines and other utilities. Includes diagrams and guidance for safely crossing pipelines; boring, drilling and tunneling near pipelines; non-explosive seismic testing and blasting; and installing or repairing overhead and buried power or communication cable near existing pipelines. Also includes clearance requirements for roads, railroads and paved lots.
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Land Use Planning and Transmission Pipelines.
Find the general location of Marathon Pipe Line LLC's above and underground pipeline system in your community and information about the line.
View a map of transmission pipelines in your community.  Click “PIMMA” to request password-protected access to download GIS map files.  Managed by the U.S.  Department of Transportation.
Resources for permitting and planning officials developed by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA).
Pipeline emergency response training materials produced by the National Association of State Fire Marshals and the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Includes instructor training materials and a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices.  Also includes link to online training portal.
Reference resources for local government officials provided by the Pipeline Safety Trust.


Pipeline 101 Website

Information about pipelines provided by the Association of Oil Pipelines and the American Petroleum Institute.