Gas Pipeline Safety (West Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place West Virginia

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
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Public Service Commission of West Virginia
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


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.

Policy Contact

Contact Name David Hippchen, Manager
Department Public Service Commission of West Virginia
Division Engineering Division
Address 201 Brooks Street
Address 2 P O Box 812; 25323
Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25301
Phone 304-340-0393


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