"Smell Gas? Act Fast!"
The Georgia Public Service Commission starts a statewide natural gas safety and awareness campaign to spread the word on what actions to take if you smell gas. For information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones go to www.safegas.org.
Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) and Pipeline Safety
The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act, enacted by the Georgia Legislature in July 2000, provides for the protection of the buried utility facility infrastructure within the State of Georgia. That protection is provided by requiring excavators to call for a facility locate prior to excavating or blasting and requiring the facility owner/operator to locate their facilities upon request. To file a report on a probable violation of the Georgia Utilities Facility Protection Act (GUFPA), go to GUFPA Violation Reporting System. For information about Georgia's one call system for locating and identifying underground facilities, go to Georgia 811 - Call Before You Dig.
Rules and Regulations
Under O.C.G.A § 46-2-30, the commission has full power and authority to make rules and regulations to effectuate and implement all laws conferring powers and duties upon the commission. All rules and regulations adopted by the commission pertaining to the safe installation and operation of natural gas transmission and distribution systems can be found under Chapter 515-9 on the Office of the Secretary of State Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia site. All rules and regulations adopted by the commission pertaining to O.C.G.A § 25-9, the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act, can be found under Subject 515-9-4 and under Subject 515-9-5 on the Office of the Secretary of State Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia site.
The federal regulations for pipeline safety can be found on the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) site under Title 49 Subtitle B Chapter I Subchapter D.
Click here to find out information on pipeline safety.
Click here to find out information on the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA).
Commission Recognized Best Practices
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The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) is a dataset containing locations of and information about gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants which are under the jurisdiction of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).