PHMSA collaborates and coordinates with other federal agencies and programs that share similar and interconnected responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Agencies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), have jurisdictions and responsibilities related to pipelines. Others agencies have responsibilities for lands across which pipelines are routed. OPS has memorandums of understanding with certain federal agencies to create a clear understanding of each party's purpose and of their commitments.
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials