Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
The pipeline safety program is funded through a combination of federal base grants from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and pipeline company fees established by the commission.
In accordance with state laws and commission rules, WAC 480-75-240 and WAC 480-93-240, company fees are allotted among gas and hazardous liquid pipeline companies based on the total pipeline miles reported each year to the commission. The remaining program overhead costs are assigned to the company using an effort-based allocation system. The program requires staff to track all hours that are spent directly with the specific pipeline company, and allocates fees based on each company’s percentage of hours worked.
Pipeline fees are determined each year before Sept. 1.
For more information contact:Pipeline Safety Office firstname.lastname@example.org