49 CFR § 195.408 - Communications.
(a) Each operator must have a communication system to provide for the transmission of information needed for the safe operation of its pipeline system.
(b) The communication system required by paragraph (a) of this section must, as a minimum, include means for:
(1) Monitoring operational data as required by § 195.402(c)(9);
(2) Receiving notices from operator personnel, the public, and public authorities of abnormal or emergency conditions and sending this information to appropriate personnel or government agencies for corrective action;
(3) Conducting two-way vocal communication between a control center and the scene of abnormal operations and emergencies; and
(4) Providing communication with fire, police, and other appropriate public officials during emergency conditions, including a natural disaster.
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