2014 Public Transparency Review of State Pipeline Safety Agencies & PHMSA

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Finding agency web site Contacts for agency staff Access to statutes, regulations Describe what state regulates Transmission pipeline maps Pipeline company contact info Incident data Enforcement data Excavation damage data Inspection records Siting &
routing info
Total(out of a possible 33 points)
Arkansas 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33
Washington 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33
PHMSA 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 1 1 28
Maine 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 2 25
Connecticut 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 3 1 0 24
Minnesota 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 24
South Dakota 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 23
Colorado 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 21
Texas 3 1 3 2 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 19
Mississippi 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 18
South Carolina 3 3 1 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 18
West Virginia 3 3 2 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 17
Indiana 3 3 3 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 17
Arizona 3 2 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 17
Nebraska 3 2 1 2 3 2 0 3 0 1 0 17
New Hampshire 3 3 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 16
Kentucky 3 2 3 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 16
Wisconsin 3 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 15
Illinois 3 2 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 15
Rhode Island 3 3 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 14
Nevada 3 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 13
Oklahoma 3 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
Iowa 3 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 13
California Liquid* 2 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Louisiana 3 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
North Carolina 3 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 12
Utah 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 12
Michigan 3 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 12
Massachusetts 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 12
Missouri 3 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 12
Alabama 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11
Vermont 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 11
New York 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 11
Tennessee 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Pennsylvania 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
Idaho 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 10
Virginia 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10
California Gas* 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 10
Ohio 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 10
Georgia 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
Montana 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
North Dakota 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
New Mexico 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
Oregon 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
DC 0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
Florida 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 8
Kansas 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Wyoming 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Maryland 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7
Alaska 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6
Delaware 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
New Jersey 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 1 2 3
      *California is the only state that has different agencies for natural gas and liquid pipelines
Total (avg) 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.3 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.5 13.9
Sum divided by 52 (CA has two regulating agencies; PHMSA is also included) 10.5