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Damage Prevention and Training

Register for our educational conference & locate rodeo

Are you a pipeline operator or damage prevention specialist? How about someone who works in the gas and liquids industry or a manager, trainer or tech? If you are, then we invite you to join us at the 2018 Pipeline Safety Educational Conference.

Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 12.

The highlights
-- The Locate Rodeo is back!
-- A two-hour ethics course.
-- Exhibitor information.

Follow this link to view the preliminary conference agenda.

Please register by Monday, April 2. 

Conference & Locate Rodeo Attendees
Step 1: Fill out the MNOPS conference / rodeo registration form. Registration is required; however, there is no registration fee.
Step 2: Fill out the Breezy Point Resort registration form – scan or email to

Locate rodeo rules & regulations 

Step 1: Vendors must fill out GROEBNER’S online registration form. Follow the link to reserve your space. 
Step 2: Fill out the Breezy Point Resort registration form – scan or email to

Please contact Breezy Point Resort directly for lodging/meal packages. Link to reservation form: Breezy Point Resort registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Brommer at 651-201-7242 or e-mail


Call Before You Dig, But Beware — Not Every Utility Gets Marked!

The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety would like to remind property owners that "private facilities" on your property are not required to be located by utility employees.

Follow this link for an article explaining private facilities and a property owner's responsibilities.

Report a One-Call Excavation Complaint

You can now report a One-Call excavation complaint online by submitting this form electronically.

Drain Tile Excavation Round Table

The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety would like to thank everyone who participated in the drain tile excavation round table on May 16, 2013. The level of interest in this topic shows the commitment and common goal we all share for public safety.

Follow this link for the May 16, 2013 meeting survey results and comments.

Follow this link for the May 16, 2013 meeting presentation.

Locating Sewer and Water Service Laterals Reminder

The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety is reminding sewer and water facility owners that full compliance with Minnesota Rule 7560.0375 - LOCATING A SERVICE LATERAL - assures public safety and minimizes costly damages.

Click this link for more information on locating sewer and water service laterals.

Committed to Safety Through Education

MNOPS partners with the Gopher State One Call Board, local Utility Coordinating Committees and individual organizations to present over 80 excavation damage prevention educational seminars each year.  As a result of the excellent public/private partnership to enhance communications, educate excavators and provide fair and consistent enforcement of the One-Call laws, excavation related damages in Minnesota have declined by more than 70 percent since 1994.

Click this link for a copy of the 2015 MNOPS Damage Prevention Presentation.

Free Online First Responder Training; Pipeline Emergencies Second Edition

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), working with a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), unveiled an updated and customized second edition of the award-winning Pipeline Emergencies training curriculum.

Click this link for more information on free online first responder training.