We are excited to announce that the SHRIMP Tool is getting a brand new look this summer!  The SHRIMP tool will move to a new platform to improve your user experience and make managing your DIMP plan easier than ever. To ensure the successful transfer of your information, we ask that current SHRIMP users review your current SHRIMP data and finalize your plans. Join the SIF for a webinar to walk you through the upcoming changes at http://apgasif.org/events.


What is SHRIMP?


SHRIMP (“Simple, Handy, Risk-based Integrity Management Plan”) is an online tool that operators of natural gas distribution systems use to create a complete, written Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) plan customized for the specific needs of their system. The SIF, with support from Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and state pipeline safety regulators, offers SHRIMP so utilities can have access to an affordable DIMP tool. SHRIMP is designed to create accurate written DIMP plans with ease. SHRIMP asks questions about a user’s infrastructure and creates a DIMP plan ready to sign and implement.

SHRIMP is a complete written DIMP plan that addresses each item in the Federal DIMP Inspection Form. While created with small utilities in mind, it may be used by any utility. SHRIMP pricing is tiered based on system size and is affordable for any system.

The SIF is constantly upgrading and enhancing SHRIMP to add value for gas operators. Since it was launched in 2010, SHRIMP has been upgraded to include features that allow operators to edit, revise and reevaluate their system’s information while saving revisions for historical reference. New sections, additions, and refinements to the program make the user experience simple and straightforward.

Already a SHRIMP user? Go directly to the SHRIMP TOOL at http://shrimp.apgasif.org. You will need to be a current SHRIMP subscriber and enter your SHRIMP SIF login to access the SHRIMP tool.


Purchase or Renew SHRIMP

How much does SHRIMP cost?

SHRIMP is a complete DIMP compliance program, meeting all the requirements of the DIMP rule. While intended for small utilities it may be used by ANY utility.   Proceeds are rolled back into technical support and enhancements to SHRIMP.  SHRIMP prices are meant to be affordable for small systems**. SHRIMP fees must be paid at once and in full for each year. Monthly payment schedules are not accepted.

System size* (# of services)

*For master meter and LP piping system operators # of units served


1-1,000 $19/year
1,001-5,000 $395
5,001-20,000 $995
20,001-35,000 $1,995
35,001-50,000 $2,995
50,001-75,000 $3,995
Over 75,000 $5,000


Get copies of your plan online. If your plan is misplaced current subscribers can log to http://shrimp.apgasif.org at any time of day and download another copy. If you need a replacement copy and are not a current subscriber the SIF staff will, for a $100 service charge, email you a copy of your plan during regular business hours. This will be a copy of the last plan you created and will not include any SHRIMP updates made after that time.

Registration and Refund Policy

The fee for SHRIMP covers the creation of a DIMP plan for one (1) system. At the system’s discretion, it may grant other individuals (e.g. consultants, state regulators, employees of the system) access to the system’s information on SHRIMP.* IF YOU ARE REGISTERING MORE THAN ONE SYSTEM FOR SHRIMP, PLEASE EMAIL SIF AT SHRIMP@APGASIF.ORG FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

Please allow five (5) business days from the application submission date for APGA SIF to verify user information. APGA SIF will notify the system’s main contact when approved. Please note that SHRIMP will not be accessible until full payment is received.

SHRIMP access is valid for twelve months after payment is initially processed or after the current expiration date has passed. Access to SHRIMP will be discontinued after 12 months unless a renewal payment has been processed. Current pricing at the time of renewal will apply if a system is renewing an expired account.

If paying by check, please make payment to “APGA SIF” with “SHRIMP” written in the memo section.

A 100% refund will be given if the SIF does not approve the utility’s request to prepare a DIMP plan through the SHRIMP program.

No refund will be given if a user chooses to discontinue SHRIMP after payment has been received and access has been given to their SHRIMP subscription.

Yearly subscription pricing and system size categories are subject to change without notification.

If multiple systems are registered under one SHRIMP plan (subdivided) or if a single system is subdivided within one SHRIMP plan, the total meter count must be disclosed to the SIF and the meter count must be updated annually.

A single SHRIMP account cannot be subdivided across state lines. Each state will require a unique SHRIMP account.

This policy applies to the SIF SHRIMP integrity management plan subscription.

*Operator Qualification and other SIF program policies are separate.