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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ State Program Managers​ 

Program Roles:

(G) = Gas Pipelines

(HL) = Hazardous Liquids Pipelines

(IAG) = Interstate Agent for Gas Pipelines

(IAHL) = Interstate Agent for Hazardous Liquids Pipelines

 

Use the alphabet below to locate a state with the program managers information:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W |


A

Alabama
Wallace R. Jones, Sr.  Wallace-Jones3.jpg
Administrator Gas Pipeline Safety Section
Alabama Public Service Commission (G) (HL)
P O Box 304260 Montgomery, AL 36130-4260
Office: 334 - 242-5780 Fax: 334 - 242-0687
wallace.jones@psc.alabama.gov   Web Site:  http://www.psc.state.al.us/Energy/index.htm

Arizona
Dennis Randolph
​​Pipeline Safety Program Manager
Arizona Corporation Commission (G) (HL)(IAG) (IAHL)
1300 W. Washington Street, Suite 220, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Office: 602-262-5601
Drandolph@azcc.gov      Web Site:  http://www.azcc.gov/divisions/safety/

Arkansas
Michael Gray
Pipeline Program Manager
Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (G)
301 Natural Resources Drive Suite 102, Little Rock, AR 72205
Office: 501-683-5814
michael.gray@aogc.state.ar.us   Web Site:  http://aogc.state.ar.us/ ​

Robert "Bobby" Henry  Bobby Henry - SWR Chair.JPG
Chief, Pipeline Safety
Arkansas Public Service Commission (G)
1000 Center Street, (PO Box 400; 72203-0400), Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501-682-5716
bobby_henry@psc.state.ar.us   Web Site:  http://www.apscservices.info/PSOIndex.asp

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C

California
Kenneth Bruno  Kenneth-Bruno3.jpg
Program Manager - Gas Safety and Reliability Branch
California Public Utilities Commission (G)
320 West Fourth Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Office: 213-576-6297
kenneth.bruno@cpuc.ca.gov   Web Site:  http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/safety/Pipeline/
Ben Ho 
Interim Program Manager - Pipeline Safety Division
California State Fire Marshall (HL)
1131 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Office: 916-445-8345
ben.ho@fire.ca.gov  Web Site:  http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/pipeline/pipeline.php
Colorado
Joseph Molloy  Joe%20Molloy.jpg
Chief, Gas Pipeline Safety
Colorado Public Utilities Commission (G)
1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80202
Office: 303-894-2852
joseph.molloy@state.co.us  Web Site:  http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-PUC/CBON/DORA/1251632608618
Connecticut
Karl Baker   Karl%20Baker.bmp
Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (G) (IAG)
10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051
Office: 860-827-2661
karl.baker@ct.gov  Web Site:  http://www.ct.gov/pura/cwp/view.asp?a=3363&Q=492678&puraNav_GID=1702

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D

Delaware

Jerry Platt   Jerry-Platt2.jpg           
Program Manager
Delaware Public Service Commission (G)
861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building, Suite 100, Dover, DE 19904
Office: 302-736-7526
jerry.platt@state.de.us   Web Site:  http://depsc.delaware.gov/naturalgas.shtml
District of Columbia
Udeozo Ogbue, P.Eng.   Udeozo%20Ogbue.bmp
Chief, Office of Engineering
District of Columbia Public Service Commission (G)
1325 G Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC  20005
Office: 202-626-9190
uogbue@psc.dc.gov   Web Site:  http://dcpsc.org/Utility-Information/Natural-Gas/Natural-Gas-Pipeline-Upgrades.aspx​

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F

Florida
Rick Moses  Rick-Moses.JPG
Bureau Chief Safety
Florida Public Service Commission (G)
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0868
Office: 850-413-6582
rmoses@psc.state.fl.us   Web Site:  http://www.psc.state.fl.us/utilities/electricgas/

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G

Georgia
Michelle Thebert  Michelle-Thebert2.jpg
Director, Office of Pipeline Safety
Georgia Public Service Commission (G)
244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Office: 404-463-2765
michellet@psc.state.ga.us   Web Site:  http://fp.psc.state.ga.us/pipelinesafety/default.aspx

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I

Idaho
Joe Leckie  Joe%20Leckie.jpg
Pipeline Safety Program Manager
Idaho Public Utilities Commission (G)
472 W. Washington Street, Boise, Idaho 83720-0074
Office: 208-334-0333
joe.leckie@puc.idaho.gov   Web Site:  http://www.puc.idaho.gov/safety/safety.html
Illinois
Bill Riley
Pipeline Safety Program Manager
Illinois Commerce Commission(G)
527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62701
Office: 217-782-5911
briley@icc.illinois.gov   Web Site:  http://www.icc.illinois.gov/pipelinesafety/
Indiana
Steve Allen  Steve Allen.JPG
Director of Pipeline Safety
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (G) (HL)
101 West Washington Street, Suite 1500E, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office: 317-232-2785
steallen@urc.in.gov   Web Site:  http://www.in.gov/iurc/2335.htm

Iowa
Cynthia Munyon   
Acting Program Manager, Safety & Engineering Section
Iowa Utilities Board (G) (IAG)
1375 E Court Avenue, Room 69, Des Moines, IA 50319-0069
Office: 515-725-7338
cynthia.munyon@iub.iowa.gov   Web Site:  https://iub.iowa.gov/pipeline-safety​ 

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K

Kansas
Leo M. Haynos  Leo-Haynos2.JPG
Chief of Gas Operations & Pipeline Safety
Kansas Corporation Commission (G)
1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604-4027
Office: 785-271-3278
l.haynos@kcc.ks.gov   Web Site:  http://kcc.state.ks.us/pipeline/index.htm
Kentucky
James Rice  Jason%20Hurt.JPG
Assistant Director, Gas Pipeline Safety Branch
Kentucky Public Service Commission (G)
211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, KY 40602-0615
Office: 502-564-3940
jdrice@ky.gov   Web Site:  http://psc.ky.gov/Home/PipelineSafety

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L

Louisiana
Steven Giambrone
Director, Pipeline Division
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (G) (HL)
PO Box 94275 (617 North 3rd Street; 70802), Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9275
Office: 225-342-2989
steven.giambrone@la.gov   Web Site:  http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=54

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M

Maine
Gary Kenny, PE  Gary-Kenny2.jpg
Gas Safety Manager
Maine Public Utilities Commission (G)
State House Station 18, (101 Second Street, Hallowell, ME 04347), Augusta, ME 04333-0018
Office: 207-287-1364
gary.kenny@maine.gov   Web Site:  http://maine.gov/mpuc/natural_gas/natural_gas_safety/index.html
Maryland
John J. Clementson, II    Clementson3.jpg
Assistant Chief Engineer
Maryland Public Service Commission (G) (HL)
6 St. Paul Street, 19th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-6806
Office: 410-767-8111
john.clementson@maryland.gov   Web Site:  http://webapp.psc.state.md.us/Intranet/psc/GeneralInfo_new.cfm
Massachusetts
Richard Wallace    Richard%20Wallace.png
Director, Pipeline Engineering and Safety Division
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (G)
One South Station, Boston, MA 02110
Office: 617-305-3723
richard.wallace@state.ma.us   Web Site:  http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/dpu/dpu-divisions/pipeline-safety-division/
Michigan
David Chislea  David Chislea - CR Chair.JPG
Manager, Gas Operations Section
Michigan Public Service Commission (G) (IAG)
PO Box 30221, Lansing, MI 48909, 4300 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48917
Office: 517-284-8231
chislead@michigan.gov   Web Site:  http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/gas/gsstds.htm
Minnesota
Jonathan Wolfgram   Jonathan%20Wolfgram.bmp
Chief Engineer
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (G) (HL)(IAG) (IAHL)
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 147, Town Square, St. Paul, MN 55101-5147
Office: 651-201-7234
jonathan.wolfgram@state.mn.us   Web Site:  https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ops/Pages/default.aspx

Mississippi
Rickey Cotton   Rickey-Cotton2.jpg
Director, Pipeline Safety Division
Mississippi Public Service Commission (G)
501 North West Street, PO Box 1174, Jackson, MS 39215-1174
Office: 601-961-5475
rickey.cotton@psc.state.ms.us   Web Site:  http://www.psc.state.ms.us/pipeline/pipeline.html

Missouri
Kathleen McNelis
Pipeline Safety Program Manager
Missouri Public Service Commission (G)
PO Box 360, Suite 600 (200 Madison Street, Suite 600; 65101), Jefferson city, MO 65102-0360
Office: 573-751-3456
kathleen.mcnelis@psc.mo.gov  Web Site:  http://psc.mo.gov/General/Pipeline_Safety


Montana
G. Joel Tierney   Joel%20Tierney.bmp
Pipeline Safety Program Manager
Montana Public Service Commission (G)
1701 Prospect Avenue, (PO Box 202601), Helena, MT 59620-2601
Office: 406-444-6181
jtierney@mt.gov   Web Site:  http://psc.mt.gov/pipeline/

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N

Nebraska
David Levering
Chief Deputy Nebraska State Fire Marshall
Nebraska State Fire Marshall (G)
246 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Office: 402-471-9467
david.levering@nebraska.gov   Web Site:  http://www.psc.nebraska.gov/natgas/natgas.html
Nevada
Neil Pascual NeilPascual.jpg
Program Manager
Nevada Public Utilities Commission (G)
1150 East William Street, Carson City, NV 89701-3109
Office: 702-305-9519​​
npascual@puc.nv.gov   Web Site:  http://puc.nv.gov/Safety/Pipeline/
           
New Hampshire
Randall S. Knepper   Randy-Knepper.JPG
Director, Safety Division
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (G)
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10, Concord, NH 03301-2429
Office: 603-271-6026
randy.knepper@puc.nh.gov   Web Site:  http://www.puc.state.nh.us/Safety/safety.htm
New Jersey
Michael F. Stonack, PE   Michael%20 Stonack.bmp
Bureau Chief, Pipeline Safety
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (G)
44 South Clinton Avenue, 9th Floor, PO Box 350, Trenton, NJ 08625-0350
Office: 609-341-2795
michael.stonack@bpu.state.nj.us   Web Site:  http://www.nj.gov/bpu/about/divisions/reliability/


 

New Mexico
Jason Montoya, PE   Jason-Montoya2.jpg
Bureau Chief, Pipeline Safety Bureau
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (G) (HL)
1120 Paseo de Peralta, 4th Floor, Room 416, (PO Box 1269; 87504-1269), Santa Fe, NM 87505
Office: 505-476-0253
jasonn.montoya@state.nm.us   Web Site:  http://www.nmprc.state.nm.us/transportation/pipeline-safety.html
New York
Kevin Speicher   Kevin%20Speicher.bmp
Chief, Safety Section
New York Department of Public Service (G) (HL)(IAG) (IAHL)
300 Erie Boulevard West, Room A-114, Syracuse, NY 13202
Office: 315-428-5154
kevin.speicher@dps.ny.gov   Web Site:  http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/All/4B7F05F8C01754AC85257687006F388C?OpenDocument
North Carolina
 Steve Wood              
Director, Pipeline Safety Division
North Carolina Utilities Commission (G)
4325 Mail Service Ctr. (430 North Salisbury St.; 27603-5918
Office: 919-733-6000
wood@ncuc.net   Web Site:  http://www.ncuc.commerce.state.nc.us/industries/naturalgas/pipelinesafety.htm
North Dakota
Craig Reamann
Gas Pipeline Safety Inspector/Program Manager
North Dakota Public Service Commission (G)
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 408, Bismarck, ND 58505-0480
Office: 701-328-4056
          creamann@nd.gov   Web Site:  http://psc.nd.gov/jurisdiction/pipelines/index.php

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O

Ohio
Peter Chace  Peter%20Chace.jpg
Chief, Pipeline Section
Public Utility Commission of Ohio (G) (IAG)
180 East Broad Street, 7th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-3793
Office: 614-644-8983
peter.chace@puc.state.oh.us   Web Site:  http://www.puco.ohio.gov/puco/index.cfm/consumer-information/consumer-topics/natural-gas-pipeline-safety-in-ohio/#sthash.yikkYXPT.dpbs
Oklahoma
Dennis Fothergill  Dennis%20Fothergill.jpg
Manager, Gas Pipeline Safety
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (G) (HL)
PO Box 52000, Jim Thorpe Office Building, Oklahoma city, OK 73152-2000
Office: 405-521-2258
d.fothergill@occemail.com   Web Site:  http://www.occeweb.com/tr/PLSHome.htm

Oregon
Kevin Hennessy
Chief, Pipeline Safety
Oregon Public Utility Commission (G)
PO Box 1088, Salem, OR 97302-1088
Office: 503-378-6115
kevin.hennessy@state.or.us   Web Site:  http://www.puc.state.or.us/Pages/safety/gassafety.aspx

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P


Pennsylvania
Paul J. MetroPaul_Metro2.jpg
Chief Engineer, Gas Safety Division
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (G)
PO Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265
Office: 717-787-1063
pmetro@state.pa.us   Web Site:  http://www.puc.state.pa.us/utility_industry/transportation/pipeline_safety.aspx
Puerto Rico
Samuel A. Rodríguez González
Acting Manager
Puerto Rico Department of Transportation (G)
PO Box 42007, San Juan, PR 00940
Office: 787-722-2929 ext. 2274
samrodriguez@dtop.gov.pr   Web Site:  http://www.dtop.gov.pr

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R

Rhode Island
Don A. Ledversis   Donald%20Ledversis.bmp
Gas Safety Engineer
Rhode Island Division Public Utilities & Carriers (G)
89 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02888-1046
Office: 401-780-2123
ri@napsr.net   Web Site:  http://www.ripuc.org/utilityinfo/natgas/Pipeline_safety.html

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S

South Carolina
Vernon L. Gainey  VernGainey2.jpg
Pipeline Safety Supervisor, Electric & Gas Regulation
Office of Regulatory Staff of South Carolina (G)
1401 Main Street, Suite 900, Columbia, SC 29201
Office: 803-737-0914
vgainey@regstaff.sc.gov   Web Site:  http://www.regulatorystaff.sc.gov/naturalgas/Pages/PipelineSafety.aspx
South Dakota
Mary Zanter  Zanter2.jpg
Pipeline Safety Program Manager
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (G)
500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Office: 605-295-3375
mary.zanter@state.sd.us   Web Site:  http://www.puc.sd.gov/pipelinesafety/default.aspx

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T

Tennessee
Annette Ponds  Annette-Ponds2.jpg
Chief, Gas Pipeline Safety Division
Tennessee Regulatory Authority (G)
460 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243-0505
Office: 615-741-2844 X187
annette.ponds@tn.gov   Web Site:  http://www.tn.gov/tra/gassafety.shtml
Texas
Stephanie Weidman
PHMSA Program Manager, Pipeline Safety
Railroad Commission of Texas (G) (HL)
(1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701), PO Box 12967, Austin, TX 78711-2967
Office: 512-463-2519
Web Site:  stephanie.weidman@rrc.state.tx.us   Web Site:  http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/pipeline-safety/

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U

Utah
Al Zadeh  Al-Zadeh2.jpg
Manager - Pipeline Safety Section
Utah Department of Commerce (G)
160 East 300 South, 4th Floor, SM Box 146751, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6751
Office: 801-530-6673
azadeh@utah.gov   Web Site:  http://publicutilities.utah.gov/pipeline.html

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V

Vermont
GC Morris   GC-Morris2.jpg
Gas Engineer
Vermont Department of Public Service (G)
112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2601
Office: 802-828-4073
gc.morris@state.vt.us   Web Site:  http://publicservice.vermont.gov/topics/naturalgas_propane
Virginia
Massoud Tahamtani  Massoud Tahamtani - ER Chair.JPG
Director, Division of Utility and Railroad Safety
Virginia State Corporation Commission (G) (HL)(IAHL)
Tyler Building; PO Box 1197, Richmond, VA 23218
Office: 804-371-9264
massoud.tahamtani@scc.virginia.gov   Web Site:  https://www.scc.virginia.gov/scc-internet/urs/pipe/index.aspx

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W

Washington
Sean Mayo  Sean_Mayo2.jpg
Director, Pipeline Safety
Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission (G) (HL)(IAG) (IAHL)
1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive, SW, PO Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504-7250
Office: 360-664-1219
smayo@utc.wa.gov   Web Site:  http://www.utc.wa.gov/publicSafety/pipelineSafety/Pages/default.aspx
West Virginia
Mary Friend
Director, Pipeline Safety
West Virginia Public Service Commission (G)  (HL)                   
PO Box 812 (201 Brooks Street), Charleston, WV 25323
Office: 304-340-0770
mfriend@psc.state.wv.us   Web Site:  http://www.psc.state.wv.us/div/gaspipelinesafety.htm
Wisconsin
Tom Stemrich   Thomas%20Stemrich.bmp
Pipeline Safety Program Manager, Gas & Energy Division
Wisconsin Public Service Commission (G)
PO Box 7854 (610 North Whitney Way; 53705), Madison, WI 53707
Office: 608-266-2800
thomas.stemrich@wisconsin.gov   Web Site:  https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/ForUtilities/Energy/PipelineSafetyProgram.aspx​ 
Wyoming
David W. Piroutek  David-Pirouterk2.JPG
Engineering Supervisor
Wyoming Public Service Commission (G)
2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0230
Office: 307-777-5750
david.piroutek@wyo.gov   Web Site:  http://psc.state.wy.us/pscdocs/pipeline.html

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