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Regulation of Gas Operators

The Commission’s Pipeline Safety Division was created by and receives its authority under state law, specifically Ind. Code chapter 8-1-22.5, to conduct inspections, investigate incidents, and enforce federal safety regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as state statutes and rules. The division also monitors and evaluates regulatory and policy initiatives and advises the Commission about proceedings initiated by Indiana’s system operators. It is also responsible for educating public officials and emergency responders on how to recognize, report, and respond to gas-related emergencies.

The Commission has authority over intrastate pipeline operators only. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has jurisdiction over all interstate pipeline operators.

The page below focuses on the Division’s role in regulating gas pipeline operators around the state. You can learn more about damages to underground facilities here, mandatory and voluntary training opportunities here, and information about the Underground Plant Protection Account (UPPA) fund here.

To contact the Commission’s Pipeline Safety Division staff, click here. The contact information for gas pipeline operators in Indiana can be found here.

*Click here to find the new location for the damage information request form.