The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Gas Pipeline Safety Program is charged with confirming compliance with and enforcing the State's intrastate gas pipeline safety regulations to provide public safety to the citizens of Colorado.
The Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Program acts as a pipeline safety advocate to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, for the residents of Colorado and the gas pipeline industry. We operate and uphold the standards under the Federal Authority of United States Department of Transportation and its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, known as PHMSA. The PUC adheres to the State of Colorado Rules and Regulations, known as Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) § 40-7-113 C.S.R. [Sections 40-1-101, et seq.], and 40-2-108, C.R.S.
The PUC adheres to Federal Regulations:
- 49 C.F.R., Part 192, Transportation of Natural Gas By Pipeline
- 49 C.F.R., Part 193 Liquified Natural Gas Facilities
- 49 CFR, Parts 40 and 199, Drug and Alcohol Testing
Based on a Certification Agreement with PHMSA, states are required to adopt the minimum Federal safety rules if they are to participate in the State-Operations Program. The PUC follows national standards and inspect and monitor intrastate gas pipeline system operators under the review of PHMSA.
Regulated facilities include transmission, distribution, gathering, master metered operators, and liquefied natural (LNC) and propane (LPG) gas systems.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS FOR PIPELINE INCIDENTS:
National Response Center (NRC) Immediate reporting for pipeline incidents: 800-424-8802
COPUC Gas Pipeline Safety Event/Incident Reporting: 303-894-2854