About SDPA

The South Dakota Pipeline Association (SDPA) is comprised of pipeline operators throughout South Dakota that are dedicated to promoting pipeline safety by providing information for excavators, emergency responders and public officials.


Download the SDPA directory for a list of members and emergency contact numbers by county.  The directory also includes additional information about individual members and their pipeline operations in South Dakota.


SDPA participates in the Ag PhD Field Day Event in Baltic, SD each year.  Sign up to help sponsor the booth in the Ag PhD Field Day Event Online Registration Form.

SDPA implements pipeline safety and emergency readiness programs for emergency responders, excavators, and public officials in South Dakota.

Listed below is a brief description of each program.  Contact us for more information regarding SDPA programs.  Members can access program documentation by visiting the “Information for SDPA Members” page.


The Emergency Responder program is directed toward local, state or regional officials, agencies and organizations with emergency response or public safety jurisdiction over geographic areas with pipelines.  Program elements include:

  • A series of annual pipeline face to face information meetings at various locations across the state
  • Emergency Contact Directory available in print and electronic formats
  • The development and publication of Interoperable Response Procedures
  • Linkage to the Identified Site Emergency Planning Application (ISEPA), a web-based mapping application
  • An annual communication from the Association containing baseline messages (direct mail to all and e-mail/fax where available)
  • An interactive training website with various pipeline emergency scenarios
  • Annual capability assessment and access to view capabilities by state and county


The Excavator program is directed toward commercial excavators in South Dakota.  Key messages include the “Dig Safely” message and information about the use of One-Call Centers.  Program elements include:


The Identified Site Emergency Planning Application (ISEPA) provides emergency response agencies with detailed information about pipelines in their jurisdiction, including an initial evacuation distance from the line during an emergency.  The application also includes a mechanism for agencies to collaborate with pipeline operators by submitting information regarding populated areas (identified sites) near these pipelines.

ISEPA is a restricted-access resource for agencies involved with emergency planning and response and provides the following pipeline safety and emergency planning information:

  • Product transported in the pipeline.
  • Pipeline size in inches (if provided by the member company).
  • Recommended initial evacuation distance.
  • Pipeline company emergency phone number.
  • Company name, non-emergency contact, phone, and email address.
  • Link to document containing additional company information (if available).


The One-Call Outreach program supports existing educational programs offered by One-Call centers by supplementing available excavation reference materials. Program elements include free copies of the Pipeline Edition of the Excavation Safety Guide for One-Call Centers to distribute in their local area.


The Public Official program is directed toward local, city, county or state officials and other government employees with responsibility for land use and permitting, road maintenance or municipal-owned utility maintenance in areas where pipelines are located. Program elements include: