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.