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 liaisons 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 inspects and enforces the pipeline safety regulations for intrastate hazardous liquid pipeline operators in Puerto Rico.
Through certification by OPS, the Commonwealth inspects and enforces the pipeline safety regulations for intrastate gas pipeline operators in Puerto Rico. This work is performed by the Puerto Rico Public Service Commission.
- Puerto Rico Statutes
- Puerto Rico Pipeline Safety Regulations/Rules
- Puerto Rico Enforcement Program
- State Program Performance Metrics
Contact information for pipeline safety regulation in Puerto Rico:
For State regulator contact information, go to: https://www.napsr.org/state-program-managers.
Office of Pipeline Safety - Southern Region Office
233 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 600
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Region Director: James Urisko
Community Liaisons: Arthur Buff / James Kelly
Direct: 404-226-6153 / 404-990-1848
E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Date of Revision: 01092017