This Ecological USA data is from 2018. Previous versions of the data are not available.
Download the Great Lakes Ecological USA data here.
Ecological USA are defined in 49 CFR 195.6 and are only available to applicable hazardous liquid pipeline operators for use in formulating their Integrity Management plans.
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PHMSA will ONLY provide Ecological USA data to pipeline operators who operated or planned construction of hazardous liquid pipelines under PHMSA’s jurisdiction in 2018. Contractors/consultants will need to initiate requests for Ecological USA data through pipeline operators. Thank you for your cooperation.
All Users of the Ecological USA data, regardless of their employer, must complete online training provided by NatureServe prior to accessing the data. A User is defined as an employee of the pipeline operating company or contractor/consultant of the pipeline operator who will use the Ecological USA data inside a GIS software program. The training includes four video tutorials and four short quizzes, which may be completed all at once or in multiple sessions. The training takes approximately 75 minutes. The training is completed when the data is first requested; subsequent requests for the 2018 Ecological USA data do not require that the training be repeated.
If you are an applicable pipeline operator and wish to receive Ecological USA data, please email the information noted below to NPMS staff at
firstname.lastname@example.org with "Ecological USA Data Request" in the subject line.
Your request must include a list of individuals who will use the data but have not yet completed the training; these Users may be directly employed by your operating company or may be your contractors/consultants.
Once NPMS staff reviews your request to ensure you are eligible to receive the data, you will receive an email from email@example.com with a link to NatureServe’s required training. You must send this email to all Users listed in your email request. NatureServe will notify NPMS staff when someone completes the training. When all Users complete the training, NPMS staff will send the data to the Requester through the NPMS FTP website.
ALL INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE YOUR REQUEST CAN BE PROCESSED.
If yes, for each User, provide the following information:
I acknowledge that each User must complete the required training before he/she uses the Ecological USA data inside a GIS software program.
I acknowledge that each User listed above must complete the required training before the Ecological USA data will be provided to me, the Requester.