AGA and its members are dedicated to the continued enhancement of pipeline safety. Safety is a joint effort, a partnership that engages customers, regulators and policy makers at every level. AGA is committed to proactively collaborating with public officials, emergency responders, excavators, consumers, safety advocates and the public to continue to improve the industry’s long standing recording of providing natural gas service safely and effectively. See AGA's Commitment to Enhancing Safety here.
United States natural gas pipeline design, construction, operations and maintenance activities are regulated by the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Additional information on U.S. pipeline safety regulations can be found at their website: www.phmsa.dot.gov.
The pages below provide additional details on pipeline safety specific topics.
- Distribution Annual Report Changes (2014)
- Gas Distribution Annual Report with Instructions
- Distribution Pipeline Damage Prevention
- AGA White Paper: Automatic Shut-off Valves (ASV) And Remote Control Valves (RCV)
- Excess Flow Valves
- AGA EFV Final Rule Webinars
- GIS Mapping
- Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery & Other Pipeline Safety Changes
- Regulatory Update: Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification, and Other Pipeline Safety Changes Final Rule
- Integrity Verification Process (IVP)
- MAOP Verification
- Purging Principles & Practice
Federal Legislation and Regulations
- Buy America Act
- Pipeline Safety Act
- PHMSA Rulemakings:
Federal Agency Reports & Studies
- Government Accountability Office (GAO)
- National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
- Joint AGA-INGAA Letter Restating Comments on Leak Detection Systems Studies
- PHMSA Advisory on Flooding