Public Transparency by State Pipeline Safety Agencies & PHMSA 2011

(website review updated 2/1/12)

Some of the links found under the State column will be seen to be broken (as represented by a strike-through on the state name). These states have either changed or removed that web page. Please see the most recent review for current links.

 

State Contact Info for Agency Staff Incident Data Enforcement Records Inspection Records Transmission Pipeline Maps Excavation Damage Data Pipeline Company Contact Info Easy to Access Regulations Totals (avg)
Washington 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Arkansas 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2.875
PHMSA 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 3 2.625
Minnesota 3 3 3 0 2 2 3 3 2.375
South
Dakota
3 2 2 0 2 1 3 3 2
West Virginia 3 3 1 0 3 0 3 2 1.875
Kentucky 3 1 1 1 3 0 2 3 1.75
Texas 3 3 0 0 1 1 3 3 1.75
Michigan 3 0 2 0 3 0 3 2 1.625
New York 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 3 1.5
Utah 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 1.5
Idaho 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 1.375
Massachusetts 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.25
Vermont 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 1.25
Arizona 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1.125
California Liquid* 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1.125
Colorado 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 1.125
North
Carolina
3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.125
Rhode
Island
3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.125
South Carolina 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.125
Alabama 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
Georgia 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Indiana 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
New Hampshire 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
Virginia 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
DC 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.875
California Gas* 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.75
Illinois 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.75
Kansas 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.75
Mississippi 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.75
Montana 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
Nebraska 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
New Mexico 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
Oklahoma 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
Oregon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
Pennsylvania 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
Tennessee 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.75
Wisconsin 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0.75
Connecticut 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.625
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0.625
Louisiana 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.625
Maryland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.625
Nevada 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.625
North Dakota 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.625
Alaska** 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0.5
Florida 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.5
Iowa 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.5
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.375
Ohio 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.375
Wyoming 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.375
Hawaii** 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 = can’t find 1 = difficult 2 = moderate 3 = easy to find
* California is the only
state that has different agencies for natural gas and liquid pipelines
** Alaska and Hawaii are
the only two states that do not have agencies designated for pipeline safety
State web pages scored
during a review in July 2011. This survey will be redone and updated
completely each July.
We also will update it
throughout the year if we are alerted to changes by citizens or state
regulatory agencies.