Pipeline Safety Regional and National Involvement

The NAPSR Compendium Task Group has completed its work on the 2022 3rd Edition of the Compendium.

The 2022 Edition of the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) Compendium may be downloaded here (NAPSR).

The second edition of the comprehensive Compendium of State Pipeline Safety Requirements and Initiatives Providing Increased Public Safety Levels compared to Code of Federal Regulations, edited and published by the former Safety Division staff was released in 2013. This publication has become a national technical resource and is a compilation of best practices and initiatives implemented by safety agencies across the nation. It is published by the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

Below are links to the 2nd Edition:

In addition, the Enforcement Division is involved with many national organizations and includes membership on the Common Ground Alliance technology committee, the NARUC pipeline safety subcommittee in which New Hampshire chairs the subcommittee, the NAPSR legislative committee, the NAPSR grant allocation committee, the NAPSR compendium committee, the NFPA 58 Technical Committee on LPG.

Regionally, the Enforcement Division annually participates in a 15 state eastern region NAPSR meeting and sponsors pipeline safety seminars annually through the six-state New England Pipeline Safety Representatives Seminar. Seminar details are located on the Education and Training page.

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) Office of Pipeline Safety audits the Division’s Safety Program each year and consistently awards the Division high scores.  The Safety Program has received on average a 98.6 rating from PHMSA’s audits over the past 22 years.  Maintaining a highly qualified and knowledgeable inspection staff is a critical element required for achieving a high rating.  Evaluations include reviews of Progress Report and Program Documentation, Program Inspection Procedures, Overall Program Performance, Compliance Activities, Incident Investigations, Damage Prevention Activities, Performing Field Inspections.  Additionally, New Hampshire’s program is assessed for the following elements: Full Responsibility for all jurisdictional pipeline facilities, Number of Fully Qualified Inspectors, Number of Inspection Days Completed, State Adoption of Maximum Civil Penalties for Pipeline Safety, State Adoption of Applicable Federal Regulations, Requiring Mandatory One Call Notification Requirements, Attendance at Regional and National Meetings.

NAPSR Eastern Region Map Showing the 15 Staes of the Eastern Region

Results of Annual Federal Audits

Evaluation Scores From Federal Audit of the Division of Enforcement's Safety Bureau.

Chart Showing the Annual Federal Audit Results with a 21 Year Average of a 98.6 Score