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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Department of Transportatioon's (DOT's) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) website.   PHMSA is committed to respecting your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our site.

This Privacy Policy explains PHMSA's online information practices only, including how we collect and use your personal information.   It only covers information collected on this site.   The PHMSA Privacy Policy does not apply to third party sites that you are able to reach from our site, nor does it cover practices of other elements within the DOT.   We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of those elements and third parties to learn how they collect and use information about you.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability Notice

This website and the information it contains is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to use this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Restriction of Liability

The DOT makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other internet resources. References in this site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by DOT.


Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. However, all information submitted to DOT via this site shall be deemed and remain the property of DOT, except those submissions made under separate legal contract. DOT shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to DOT through this site.