NPMS DATA SECURITY

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 placed additional security concerns on the U.S. pipeline infrastructure.  As a result, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration restricts access to the NPMS to federal, state, and local government agencies (including emergency responders).  Pipeline operators are allowed access to their own pipeline data only.  There are two ways qualified users can access the NPMS:

  1. The Pipeline Integrity Management Mapping Application (PIMMA) is a password protected web-based mapping application similar to Google Maps® or Bing Maps®.  Access is geographically limited to a user’s area of interest. Apply for access to PIMMA.
  2. PHMSA provides digital GIS files that can be incorporated into users’ internal geographic information systems.  Access is geographically limited to a user’s area of interest. Request NPMS data for use in your own GIS.

All applicants are screened to ensure they are authorized to access NPMS data.