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For the Public

Cooking, the daily commute, air travel and indoor heating are all possible by the fuels delivered through pipelines and other transportation modes. PHMSA protects the public by ensuring that these materials are transported safely. Learn about PHMSA's work and how you can support our safety mission.

About PHMSA 
Find out who we are and what we do for the American public.
Protecting Your Community 
Help protect your community from unnecessary accidents with effective damage prevention and guidance.
Automatic Updates 
Sign up for e-mail or text message updates from PHMSA.
Public Awareness Programs 
Understand why PHMSA requires pipeline operators to communicate with you.
What is a pipeline? What is considered a hazardous material?
Kids and Teachers 
Information about PHMSA especially for you!
Briefing Room 
Access PHMSA's latest news, reports and other public resources.
Contact Us 
Contact PHMSA to learn more about living safely with with hazardous materials and pipelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PHMSA?
PHMSA is a U.S. Department of Transportation agency that develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's 2.6 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air.

What is PHMSA's Mission?
To protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.

How is PHMSA Organized?
PHMSA comprises two safety divisions, the Office of Pipeline Safety and the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. PHMSA is located in five regions across the country and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Training Center is centrally-located in Oklahoma City.

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