Office of Governmental, International, and Public Affairs
Promotes public and government understanding of, and support for PHMSA programs, activities, policies, and strategies; and coordinates with other agencies and other countries.
Press Contacts

PHMSA is dedicated to providing complete and responsive service to meet the news/media's needs and deadlines.

(202) 366-4831
(202) 366-7431 (fax)

Director for Governmental, International and Public Affairs

Patricia Klinger
Deputy Director for Governmental, International and Public Affairs

Damon Hill
Congressional Affairs Specialist

Thomas Bukaweski
Congressional Affairs Specialist

Darius Kirkwood
Public Affairs Specialist

Gordon "Joe" Delcambre
Public Affairs Specialist

Susan Hand
Public Affairs Specialist


About the Office

Monitors legislation impacting pipeline and hazardous materials transportation safety and security, provides input on PHMSA positions, and interacts with members of Congress and staff, and other governmental representatives including Federal, state, tribal, and local governments to answer questions and explain the Administration's policies. Serves as PHMSA's official spokesperson. Monitors industry and governmental developments that might impact PHMSA programs. Coordinates educational and informational events to promote awareness of PHMSA programs, activities, objectives, and goals by the public, industry, interest groups, state and local governmental agencies, and the media. Plans, initiates, and coordinates interviews by the press, radio, or television media with Administration officials as well as other informational opportunities, including public forums, hearings, symposia, and conferences. Develops informational materials.

Coordinates all PHMSA international activities and works, in coordination with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, to ensure the consistency of those activities with broader departmental international initiatives; works to promote safe, secure and efficient transportation internationally in support of the Department's Global Connectivity Objectives and International Strategic Action Plan; serves as PHMSA¿s official representative on the Department¿s International Policy Council.


Regional offices and locations

PHMSA is represented by regional offices for Pipeline Safety and Hazardous Materials Safety at the following locations:

Region Pipeline Hazardous Materials
Eastern West Trenton, NJ West Trenton, NJ
Central Kansas City, MO Des Plaines, IL
Western Lakewood, CO Ontario, CA
Southwest Houston, TX Houston, TX
Southern Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA

U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
East Building, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop: E27-303
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2015