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Regulatory Fact Sheet: Utah

The federal government establishes minimum pipeline safety standards under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49 "Transportation", Parts 190 - 199. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), has overall regulatory responsibility for hazardous liquid and gas pipelines under its jurisdiction in the United States.

OPS is headquartered in Washington, DC, and supported through five regional offices located in Trenton, NJ; Atlanta, GA; Kansas City, MO; Houston, TX; and Denver, CO. OPS regional directors, pipeline inspectors/investigators, and community assistance and technical services (CATS) managers operate from each of the five OPS regional offices.

CATS managers are available to assist the public and state or local officials with inquiries concerning pipeline safety-related issues.

OPS inspects and enforces the pipeline safety regulations for interstate gas pipeline operators in Utah. OPS also inspects and enforces the pipeline safety regulations for interstate and intrastate hazardous liquid pipeline operators in Utah.

Through certification by OPS, the state inspects and enforces the pipeline safety regulations for intrastate gas pipeline operators in Utah. This work is performed by the Gas Pipeline Safety Group of the Utah Division of Public Utilities within the Utah Department of Commerce.

Contact information for pipeline safety regulation in Utah:

Utah Department of Commerce

Heber M. Wells Building, 4th Floor

160 East 300 South, SM Box 146751

Salt Lake City, UT 84144-6751

Pipeline Safety Manager, Division of Public Utilities: Al Zadeh

Office: 801-530-6673; Fax: 801-530-6512

E-mail:azadeh@utah.gov

Office of Pipeline Safety - Western Region Office

12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 110

Lakewood, CO 80226

Telephone: 720-963-3160

Director: Chris Hoidal

CATS managers: Tom Finch

Direct: 720-963-3175

E-mail: thomas.finch@dot.gov

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

East Building, Second Floor (PH)

Washington D.C. 20590-0001

Administrator: Cynthia L. Quarterman

Assistant Administrator / Chief Safety Officer: Mark Carr

Media Contact - Deputy Director, Office of Governmental, International and Public Affairs: Patricia Klinger

Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety: Jeff Wiese

Phone: 202-366-4595

Date of Revision: 01152013