Assistance to the Public During COVID-19
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) remains fully operational and ready to assist the American public. PHMSA will continue to be on duty and available for its stakeholders and government partners during the current COVID-19 national public health emergency.
During this emergency, PHMSA reminds it stakeholders that many of its employees have been asked to work from home for their safety and the safety of their families until the emergency declaration is lifted. Until employees can return to their normal duty stations, PHMSA asks stakeholders to utilize electronic methods for submitting requests from staff, in lieu of sending hard copies of correspondence and other mail directly to its offices.
The “Related Documents” section of this page provides a consolidated list of group email addresses, followed by a brief description of the available support each email group provides (e.g. cylinder requalification approvals, special permit applications, regulatory petitions, interpretation requests, etc.).
The following tables provide a variety of documents issued by PHMSA to assist pipeline operators and hazardous materials stakeholders in their day-to-day operations during this public health emergency. The PHMSA Portal also remains as an available electronic resource, and is strongly recommended for continued use by stakeholders to submit Special Permit and Approval renewal applications.
|Deferral of Late Fee Charges for Pipeline and Underground Natural Gas Storage Operators||May 29, 2020|
|Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Gas Pipeline Operators||April 22, 2020|
|Stay of Enforcement for Pipeline Operators Due to COVID-19 Outbreak||March 20, 2020|
|Guidance to State Pipeline Safety Programs Regarding COVID-19||March 19, 2020|
For additional information on PHMSA's operations during the COVID-19 public health emergency, please contact its public affairs team.
Last updated March 4, 2021.