Gas Pipeline Safety (West Virginia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||West Virginia|
|Name||Gas Pipeline Safety (West Virginia)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Affected Technologies||Natural Gas|
|Program Administrator||Public Service Commission of West Virginia|
The Gas Pipeline Safety Section of the Engineering Division is responsible for the application and enforcement of pipeline safety regulations under Chapter 24B of the West Virginia Code and 49 U.S.C. Chapter 601, §60105(a), relating to certification with the U.S. Department of Transportation. These rules and regulations relate to design, construction, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of pipeline facilities within the State. The Pipeline Safety Section also investigates pipeline accidents or incidents involving the transportation and distribution of natural gas and hazardous liquids by pipeline.
These rules are intended to define good operating practices, which can normally be expected and are intended to ensure adequate service and to prevent unfair charges to the public, and to protect the utilities from unreasonable demands.
|Contact Name||David Hippchen, Manager|
|Department||Public Service Commission of West Virginia|
|Address||201 Brooks Street|
|Address 2||P O Box 812; 25323|
|Place||Charleston, West Virginia|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||W. Va. Code §§24-1-1|
|Authority 2:||W. Va. Code §§24-1-7|
|Authority 3:||W. Va. Code §§24-2-1|
|Authority 4:||W. Va. Code §§24-2-2|
|Authority 5:||W. Va Code §24B-1-1|