"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
Click here to find out more information
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).