Office of the Chief Counsel
Advises and represents PHMSA's pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs and provides legal guidance for other offices in the agency, oversees the preparation and use of legal instruments, assists and advises on a broad range of technical and diverse legal issues, represents the agency in cases involving civil rights allegations of discrimination and provides advice on personnel and employment matters. The attorneys serve the public by developing, implementing, and promoting legal, ethical and practical agency actions that have been coordinated with stakeholders.

PHMSA Attorneys


General Law Division Hazardous Materials Safety Law Division Pipeline Safety Law Division

This Division provides legal support to PHMSA on all issues of general applicability to both safety programs (ethics, information release, tort claims, privacy, FOIA, employment, procurement, grants and appropriations law).

List of General Law Attorneys.

List of General Law duties and resources.

The attorneys in this Division provide legal support to the Office of Hazardous Material Safety, the Chief Safety Officer, the Administrator and other DOT agencies.

List of Hazardous Materials Law Attorneys.

The attorneys in this Division provide legal support to the Office of Pipeline Safety, the Chief Safety Officer, and the Administrator. 

List of Pipeline Law Attorneys.





U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
East Building, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop: E26-105
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

202-366-7041 (Fax)
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2008