Security at Cove Point

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Dominion Energy Cove Point has a comprehensive security program and an experienced, highly trained security staff that operates state-of-the-art monitoring and detection systems. Our security program is routinely inspected by the Coast Guard, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Department of Transportation. It meets or surpasses the requirements of the federal maritime security regulation, CFR 33-105.

  • The Coast Guard's jurisdiction includes the ship as it is in transit in the Chesapeake Bay, the equipment and piping on the offshore platform, and the piping leading from the platform to the tanks onshore.
  • When a transport ship is docked at the offshore platform, the safety and security zone is enforced by the Calvert County sheriff's department, using specially designed boats provided by Dominion Energy.
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety is another key agency. Its jurisdiction begins where the Coast Guard jurisdiction ends and includes the tanks, the facility process equipment and the pipeline. The OPS routinely conducts safety inspections and audits.
  • Finally, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which approved the reactivation and expansion of Dominion Energy Cove Point, is monitoring the facility.