Who Regulates What

Determining Who Regulates What can be confusing.  Pipelines are categorized by what they carry and where they go, however siting and safety can vary from state to state.

Siting

Federal Energy Regulatory Agency (FERC)

  • Interstate Transmission

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

  • Permits pipeline crossings of wetlands, waterways, areas of endangered species, and historic value.

Industry

  • Gathering Lines
  • Intrastate Transmission
  • Compressor Stations

Industry/Utilities

  • City Gates
  • Distribution Lines

Safety

US Department of Transportation (US DOT)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • Interstate Transmission
  • Intrastate State Transmission
  • PUC/Distribution Lines