[Header] PHMSA - U.S. Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous materials Safety Adminis
PHMSA Organization

PHMSA offices are located in five regions across the country and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Training Center is centrally-located in Oklahoma City.

Region / States Served
Western Region: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY; Hazmat Office: Ontario, CA; Pipeline Office: Lakewood, CO Central Region: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI; Hazmat Office: Des Plaines, IL; Pipeline Office: Kansas City, MO Eastern Region: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV; Hazmat Office: West Trenton, NJ; Pipeline Office: West Trenton, NJ Southern Region: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN; Hazmat Office: Atlanta, GA; Pipeline Office: Atlanta, GA Southwestern Region: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX; Hazmat Office: Houston, TX; Pipeline Office: Houston, TX PHMSA Headquarters Office: Washington, DC PHMSA Training Center: Oklahoma City, OK
Map of the US depicting the PHMSA regions.
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio (Office of Hazardous Materials Safety), Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (Office of Pipeline Safety), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia
PHMSA Headquarters (Washington, DC)
PHMSA Organizational Chart
Office of the Chief Counsel
Advises and represents PHMSA's pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs and provides legal guidance for other offices in the agency, oversees the preparation and use of legal instruments, assists and advises on a broad range of technical and diverse legal issues, represents the agency in cases involving civil rights allegations of discrimination and provides advice on personnel and employment matters. The attorneys serve the public by developing, implementing, and promoting legal, ethical and practical agency actions that have been coordinated with stakeholders.
Office of Governmental, International, and Public Affairs
Promotes public and government understanding of, and support for PHMSA programs, activities, policies, and strategies; and coordinates with other agencies and other countries.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
Carries out a national safety program, including security matters, to protect against the risks to life and property inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce (other than bulk transportation onboard vessels).
Office of Pipeline Safety
The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), acting through the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), administers the Department's national regulatory program to assure the safe transportation of natural gas, petroleum, and other hazardous materials by pipeline and develops regulations and other approaches to risk management to assure safety in design, construction, testing, operation, maintenance, and emergency response of pipeline facilities. Since 1986, the entire pipeline safety program has been funded by a user fee assessed on a per-mile basis on each pipeline operator OPS regulates.

Office of Acquisition Services
This full-service contracting operation provides support to many phases of the procurement cycle, including pre-award / post-award contracting functions, contract administration, and contract closeout.
Office of Human Resources Management
Advises and assists in directing, coordinating, controlling and assuring the adequacy of the PHMSA human resource and personnel management programs, including recruitment and placement, employee relations and services, and career development.
Office of Civil Rights
The Office of Civil Rights provides advice and assistance to PHMSA senior management, other officials, employees and stakeholders on all matters relating to: civil rights, equal employment opportunity (EEO), diversity and external civil rights programs (Title VI, Age Discrimination, Environmental Justice (EJ), Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)). PHMSA’s civil rights mission includes non-discriminatory use of Federal funds by recipients of PHMSA assistance. To ensure compliance with the external civil rights program, PHMSA conducts compliance reviews and assessments to determine the recipient’s efforts.
Training Center (Oklahoma City, OK)
The Training Center is centrally-located within the heartland for both hazardous materials and pipeline safety, hands-on classroom training. A cadre of technical experts in Oklahoma City and satellite training staff in each of the PHMSA regions provide strong training and program support. The Center also provides web-based training and distance learning for participants.