Pipeline Safety Program


The information on this webpage is currently under review. For information not listed on this page, please email dora_copuc_pipeline_safety@state.co.us.


Majority of the states participate in the natural gas pipeline safety program. Colorado Public Utilities Commission's (COPUC) Pipeline Safety Program (PSP) is charged with enforcing the state's gas pipeline safety regulations in order to provide for the public safety of the citizens of Colorado. Nationally, the majority of pipeline inspections are carried out by state inspectors who work for state agencies. If a state has a certified pipeline safety program, a state agency is responsible for conducting inspections of intrastate (i.e., entirely within a state’s borders) pipelines engaged in the transportation of natural and hazardous gases. Through its 49 U.S. Code § 60105 Agreement with the U.S. DOT, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the COPUC PSP conducts and carries out the inspection and monitoring of intrastate gas pipeline system operators.

Section 49 C.F.R. Part 192 regulations have been adopted by reference in PUC rules Part 4 CCR 723-4, Rules Regulating Gas Utilities and Pipeline Operations | Gas Pipeline Safety Rules Section only,  723-4-4900 Gas Pipeline Safety rules

For a more detailed overview of the Pipeline Safety Program, please review the PowerPoint presentation, Introduction to COPUC Pipeline Safety ProgramPDF Version: Introduction to COPUC Pipeline Safety Program

Listed below you will find contact information for the Pipeline Safety Program. Questions or comments about materials from this site or pipeline safety generally, may be emailed to the COPUC Pipeline Safety Program at dora_copuc_pipeline_safety@state.co.us.


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Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Denver, CO 80202