Frequently Asked Questions
What is PHMSA?
PHMSA is a U.S. Department of Transportation agency that develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's 2.6 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air.
What is PHMSA's Mission?
To protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.
How is PHMSA Organized?
PHMSA comprises two safety divisions, the Office of Pipeline Safety and the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. PHMSA is located in five regions across the country and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Training Center is centrally-located in Oklahoma City.
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