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Regulatory Fact Sheet: New York

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, state liaisons, and community assistance and technical services (CATS) managers operate from each of the five OPS regional offices.

Community Liaisons (formerly known as CATS Managers) are available to assist the public, state or local officials, and other stakeholders with inquiries concerning pipeline safety-related matters.

OPS enforces the pipeline safety regulations for interstate gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators in New York, based on the inspections performed by the state.

By signed agreement with OPS, the state inspects interstate gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators in New York. Also, through certification by OPS, the state inspects and enforces the pipeline safety regulations for intrastate gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators in New York. This work is performed by the New York Public Service Commission.

Contact information for pipeline safety regulation in New York:

For State regulator contact information, go to: http://www.napsr.org/state-program-managers.

Office of Pipeline Safety - Eastern Region Office

820 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 103

W. Trenton, NJ 08628

Telephone: 609-989-2171

Acting Region Director: Robert Burrough

Community Liaisons: Karen Gentile / Ian Woods

Direct: 609-433-6650 / 609-468-9478

E-mail: karen.gentile@dot.gov /ian.woods@dot.gov

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

East Building, Second Floor

Washington D.C. 20590-0001

Administrator: Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Media Contact: Director, Office of Governmental, International and Public Affairs

Office of Pipeline Safety: Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety

Phone: 202-366-4595

Email: PHMSA.Pipelinesafety@dot.gov

Date of Revision: 01092017