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Pipeline Safety Program Evaluation

The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) who administers the national pipeline safety program uses two means to assess a state agency's overall performance - an annual program evaluation, and a review of information attached by the state agency to its annual certification or agreement. A state agency's performance is the major factor considered in allocating grant-in-aid funds each year.

The annual program evaluation is used primarily to determine performance (e.g., operating practices, quality of state agency inspections, investigations, compliance actions and adequacy of recordkeeping).

The evaluation includes an examination of state agency policies, plans, procedures, and records of the previous calendar year as well as the observation of the field inspection of both a Hazardous Liquid and Gas pipeline operator. 

2019

Damage Prevention Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

UTC response letter to PHMSA

2018

Damage Prevention Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

2017

Damage Prevention Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

2016

Damage Prevention Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

UTC response letter to PHMSA

2015

Damage Prevention Program Evaluation

Hazardous Liquid Program Evaluation

Gas Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Pipeline Safety Program Director

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

UTC response letter to PHMSA

2014

Hazardous Liquid Program Evaluation

Gas Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Pipeline Safety Program Director

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

UTC response letter to PHMSA

2013

Hazardous Liquid Program Evaluation

Gas Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Pipeline Safety Program Director

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman 

2012

Hazardous Liquid Program Evaluation

Gas Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Pipeline Safety Program Director

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman 

2011

Hazardous Liquid Program Evaluation

Gas Program Evaluation

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Pipeline Safety Program Director 

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

UTC response letter to PHMSA

2010

Hazardous Liquid Program Evaluation

Gas Program Evaluation 

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Pipeline Safety Program Director

PHMSA Evaluation letter to UTC Chairman

UTC response letter to PHMSA

Evaluations 2009-2013

PHMSA State Oversight